This is a discussion on [News] Migrations from Windows to GNU/Linux Can Save Thousands Per Seat - Linux ; -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Migrate to Linux instead of Vista ,----[ Quote ] | The above breakdown shows that a business might save from $1,000 to $2,050 | per seat by moving to Linux. The lower estimate assumes ...
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Migrate to Linux instead of Vista
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| The above breakdown shows that a business might save from $1,000 to $2,050
| per seat by moving to Linux. The lower estimate assumes that it buys a very
| inexpensive replacement desktop PC, won't remain on Windows XP and so won't
| incur the "downgrade" charge for that, and already has a user licence for MS
| Office. The higher estimate assumes that it buys a higher end desktop or
| notebook PC, will stay with XP and so will incur the "downgrade" charge for
| that, and purchases a user licence for MS Office.
And that's just cost alone, freedom/lockin considerations aside.
CEO's Diary: Linux?
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| He has a set a number of practical tests. One was to test transitions to
| Windows Vista or Linux. People resisted both, but one no more than the other.
| So why not Linux?
| As important, he’s tested Open Office on a trial group. After very little
| effort in translation most could hardly spot the difference from a Microsoft
| product. After all, most people hardly use any of the features in either.
| The big issue now is email management. If we can manage that and diary
| scheduling OK (which is a big question) the real issue is when some Linux
| platforms are now very stable and have long term support, why are we
| Microsoft based?
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