SearchOpenSource: Microsoft's High Prices Drive FSW to Linux, Open Source
Mar 29, 2006, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"High costs and an urgent need for standards compliance is
driving FSW Inc. away from Microsoft and into new worlds, such as
server virtualization on Linux, an open source and Linux backend
and open source desktops.
"'Every dollar we spend on a piece of software is a dollar that
doesn't go to serve one of our clients,' said Joe Foran, IT
director for FSW, a Connecticut nonprofit that offers people
healthcare and social services. 'We found that Microsoft's costs
are prohibitive for a non-profit organization...'"