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Linux And Open Source: Share And Share Alike?

Open-source products are proving to be cost-effective alternatives to proprietary, packaged software. But is the availability of open-source code important enough to compensate for its lack of accountability, technical service, and support? InformationWeek Research addresses these issues in its research brief, Linux And Open Source: Share And Share Alike?

The 8-page study examines the experiences of 420 business-technology professionals knowledgeable about their company's desktop, network, server, or mainframe operating systems.

Use this report to understand whether the open source movement is gaining or losing momentum in corporate IT shops and where Linux and open-source architecture is proving beneficial. The report also looks at how the total cost of ownership of Linux servers compare to Windows products, commercial Unix servers, and mainframe systems, and which Linux-related vendors and variants companies are relying on most often.
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