Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Windows cheaper than Linux says Novell customer

In a press release issued yesterday by Novell, UK-based banking concern HSBC was featured, including this quote from Matthew O’Neill, group head of Distributed Systems for HSBC Global IT Operations: "Some will be surprised to learn that our Windows environment has a lower total cost of ownership than our current Linux environment."

Quite a few folks in the open source community are upset.

Still, the point is that by consolidating to SuSE Linux, in conjunction with the existing Windows servers, the company can save money. Still, it is quite an admission for the once-darling of the open source movement. Where did Chris Stone go?


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