Study shows Linux wins again

A study by Cybersource, an Australian open-source firm shows that a corporation of 250 employees can save up to 36% of expenses by moving to a linux based solution of servers, and workstations. Even with a commercial linux such as RedHat Enterprise, the corporation can save up toe 27%. Also great to note that this doesn’t include malware, cost of poor performance, or external resourcing and only covers infrastructure costs.
The Age article here.
Slashdot covers it here.


Personal note: It’s a wonder why we’re pushing this for small businesses via the Greensboro Linux User Group. We have bias, of course, but certain infrastructure from cost perspective become very effective from the open-source standpoint when compared to Microsoft. In a dog-eat-dog world, where small businesses need to manage money effectively, Linux is definitely a viable choice.