October 2, 2002

Long-term Linux half the price of Windows

"The cost of deploying Linux in an enterprise over three years is less than half that of Microsoft's Windows and about an eighth of the price of Sun's Solaris, a United States study has found.

The Robert Frances Group has found Linux costs $74,475 to deploy, against $190,662 for Windows and $561,520 for Solaris. Despite having to pay slightly higher administrator salaries, Linux is cheaper to maintain because it requires fewer security upgrades, has less downtime and is easier to manage."

Link: The Age


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