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[vox] "Businesses Find Time and Money Savings With Linux"
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[vox] "Businesses Find Time and Money Savings With Linux"

Andy Jones from Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour e-mailed me this URL
to a recent issue of a newsletter/listserv called 'Educause':


(excuse the long URL :^( )

It includes links to two interesting Linux-related articles:

"Businesses Find Time and Money Savings with Linux"

  Some large companies are finding Linux a highly attractive alternative
  to Microsoft. British Petroleum, Banca Commerciale Italiana, Winnebago,
  and Korean Air have moved much of their computer operations over to
  Linux, and as many as 15 banks in London are also using Linux.
  According to Scott Harrison, director of Linux distributor Red Hat,
  many companies are drawn to Linux because software upgrades are not
  tied to hardware upgrades, as they often are for new Microsoft
  products. Other factors helping Linux include concerns over software
  licensing costs from Microsoft and the ability to make very powerful
  Linux clusters using old hardware that would not work well with new
  Microsoft products. IBM has moved 841 internal servers to Linux,
  according to David Valentine, IBM Linux sales and marketing executive,
  and will move many more because it offers a "structured low-service
  way" to lower costs.

  ZDNet, 22 April 2002

"Linux Finds Support in Latin and South American Governments"

  A bill currently making its way through the Peruvian legislature would
  require government computers to run free, or open-source, software, and
  similar moves have taken place in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Aside
  from the financial gains from not having to purchase software, many see
  these measures as a refutation of the whole idea of proprietary
  software. Open-source applictions like Linux allow developers to modify
  code for their own needs. Tony Stanco, a senior policy analyst at
  George Washington University's Cyberspace Policy Institute and the
  founder of Free Developers.net, told the World Bank in December that
  the home-grown industry that open-source requirements could foster
  "liberates them, gives them an income source, and allows them to tap
  into the world economy like nothing else."

  Wired News, 22 April 2002


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