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Linux: The Impact of Service and Support

Deployment of Linux across servers and PCs continues to grow. Once thought thelow-cost alternative, many companies experience service and support costs that increase the total cost of ownership. In Linux: The Impact of Service and Support, InformationWeek Research examines the ways companies use open-sourcesoftware and the Linux operating system. The report documents the practices and priorities of 354 business-technology professionals familiar with their company's lineup of desktop, network, server, or mainframe operating systems.

Key report areas include:

  • How organizations are using open source, Windows, and Unix *The factors driving Linux adoption
  • Linux total cost of ownership compared to other server and PC operating systems
  • Which suppliers rule the market for Linux software and support
  • The impact SCO Group's lawsuit is having on the adoption of open-source products
  • Use this study to adjust your company's use of Linux and open-source products by benchmarking its initiatives against those organizations using open-source code and Linux on servers and PCs.

    Pages: 9
    Charts: 22

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