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ZDNet UK: Novell Linked to 'Windows Cheaper than Linux' Statement

Mar 15, 2007, 13:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"HSBC claims it will achieve cost savings by reducing the number of Linux distributions it uses and by improving the interoperability of its open-source operating system deployments with Windows. 'Our decision to simplify our mixed-source environment with Microsoft and Novell will allow us to reduce the cost and complexity,' said O'Neill.

"Although it is unclear at this time which Linux distributions the bank is using, the fact Novell is associated with a statement that claims Linux has a higher total cost of ownership than Windows will surprise and anger many in the open-source community..."

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