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IT Management Linux News for Aug 01, 2002

  • CW360.com: Public Sector IT Chiefs Welcome Whitehall's Open Source Stance (2002-08-01 22:00:56)
    "Joe Daniels, community information manager at Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said, 'Anything that can make IT cheaper, more secure and more standard has got to be beneficial...'"

  • InfoWorld: Considering TCO (2002-08-01 17:30:01)
    "I'm amazed. For the first time in recent memory, I find myself in total agreement with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to published accounts of the Microsoft Fusion 2002 conference, Mr. Ballmer said, 'We haven't figured out how to be lower-priced than Linux...'"

  • Why Free Software's Long Run TCO Must Be Lower (2002-08-01 13:00:01)
    "This paper argues that the long run total cost of operations (TCO) for a suite of proprietary software must necessarily be greater than that for an equivalent suite of free software, with the TCO benefits maximised in the case of the GPL and GPL-like free software..."