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Old 02-27-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Open Source, the Recession and the Lower-TCO Promise


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As the global economic crisis deepens, companies are considering options they might once have rejected out of hand in order to cut costs. Open source vendors have long waved the lower-TCO banner, and the recession seems to fueling business in the sector. It's not quite clear, though, whether a switch to open source will result in cost savings in the long run.

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Old 02-27-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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The guy teases you with this TCO issue and spends all of 2 lines taking it on. The best he could do was guote someone speculating that while initial costs are much lower, there is a cost of training. Wow!! Anyone with a brain can see that would be a one time cost and that both users and IT staff are becoming more and more familiar with Linux as time goes go. Also, the improvements in Linux environments are negating some of those "costs". Other than that, interesting article.
 
  


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