October 31, 2001

Amazon: Linux saved us millions

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "Online retailer Amazon.com shaved millions of dollars from its technology costs last quarter by switching to
the Linux operating system, a disclosure that could provide some guidance for other companies seeking to cut
expenses in a stagnant economy.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the e-commerce giant said it was able to cut technology
expenses by about 25 percent, from $71 million to $54 million."

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