ZDNet UK: Assessing the Scalability of Open Source
Dec 22, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deb Shinder)
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"Small businesses with small budgets can save a lot of money by
deploying open-source software--at least in theory. The Linux
operating system and office productivity software such as
OpenOffice can be downloaded free. That sounds a lot better than
paying $200 (£101.49) for each system's OS and $300-500 more
for an Office suite.
"Also in theory, large companies stand to save even more because
they need so many more copies of each software program. Multiply
$500 savings per machine by 100 computers and we're looking at
substantial cost savings: $50,000 (£25,373)..."