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[News] Moving from Windows to Linux Saves Money (Long- and short-term)

  • Subject: [News] Moving from Windows to Linux Saves Money (Long- and short-term)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:57:19 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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In the black: Why Linux makes financial sense

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| Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of 
| Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although 
| Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all 
| factors considered due to its greater ease of administration. Yet, this is no 
| longer the case, with Microsoft’s server line now using a Bash-inspired 
| command line system called PowerShell.     
| Not only is PowerShell somewhat cryptic, it’s brand new to all the legions of 
| Windows admins who fumbled their way through installation wizards by 
| clicking ‘Next’ each step of the way.  



I ordered my Dell with Ubuntu and saved $140.00 compared to Vista.

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| I paid $409.00 plus tax and shipping for the E520N with pre-installed
| Ubuntu 7.04.


Duly Noted by the Biztech Blog

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| H-P reportedly will start selling PCs running the Linux operating system, at 
| least in Australia. The new computers will be cheaper than ones running 
| Microsoft’s Windows operating system.  
| [...]
| Now, a Red Hat spokesman is telling the Australian media that H-P has 
| selected his company’s brand of Linux and that Red Hat will sell customer 
| support to H-P customers who buy the new computers.  


Windows vs Ubuntu - why switch?

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| I now run Ubuntu Desktop Linux on my home PC, with virtually no effort 
| required to run it - as these things should be. 
| My work PCs have always run MS Windows. Currently it’s Windows XP, and gives 
| me hassle most days. 
| I don’t want to write reams of prose about the two platforms, so I’ll just 
| describe the key issues that bother me, comparing Windows to Ubuntu... 


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