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CIO Update: Linux Business Case: TCO

Feb 09, 2005, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allen Bernard)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Yes, Linux is free. There are no licenses to buy. That's a fact. But to run it in the enterprise, Linux still requires ongoing support and maintenance that, in some instances, can cause the cost of Linux to rise to the cost of deploying any other operating system (OS).

"'There are multiple components to cost and sometimes the emphasis on the license cost of the OS becomes just part of the discussion,' said Yogesh Gupta, CTO of Computer Associates (CA)..."

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