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Cut Costs by Using Linux Appliances for Branch Offices

Aug 25, 2010, 10:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I'm cheap. Given a choice between buying an elaborate, full-featured server requiring expensive technicians and administrators, versus turning an out-of-date PC into a single-purpose Linux server, I'm going to go with the Linux server every time.

"It's not that Linux isn't expensive. It sometimes is. But if a department or a branch office just needs one or two specific server jobs, there are plenty of obsolete PCs and easy-to-set-up, special-purpose Linux servers that can fill the bill for little or no cost."

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