October 31, 2001

Intel says Linux "not much cheaper than Windows 2000"

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "Busch said it was easy to migrate to Linux because of its similarities with Unix. The Linux servers are used in the
engineering and scientific departments of Intel. The company's business lines, which rely on accounting software
and other office software still use Microsoft's Windows 2000 as the operating system of choice. There are not
enough robust office software packages that run under Linux, he said.

Nonetheless, using Linux is not much cheaper than Windows 2000. Although Linux as an operating system is free,
the real costs are related to the computers, support and maintenance, Busch said."


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