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Cost Drives Firms from UNIX to Linux

Nov 28, 2007, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marie Boran)

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"Almost two thirds of Irish IT experts say the main motivation for migrating to the Linux operating system from UNIX for use in servers is cost, according to a recent survey from Novell's Open Enterprise Summit in Dublin.

"While cost may be a key driver, 48pc of those surveyed felt that hardware obsolescence and modernisation issues were contributory factors, while 39pc felt that support issues relating to UNIX was a concern..."

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