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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...'"

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