November 14, 2003

Linux cheaper in the long-term, says IBM

The answer to the "which is cheaper - Linux or Windows" question can't be found by comparing bodies of
vendor-funded research. It lies in the job that you need Linux to do.So said Richard Voaden, IBM manager Linux sales for the UK, SA, Ireland and the
Netherlands, on a visit to SA in October to keep existing and potential customers up to date on the role Linux is playing in the e-business on demand
environment."You have to take a broad view of your business requirements and how Linux will impact them over a three- to four-year period. From that
perspective, I'd be surprised if you didn't come out cheaper on Linux."



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