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[News] Convincing a Boss to Move to GNU/Linux Easier Now

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10+1 things to tell your boss why you should migrate to Linux

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| A while ago somebody asked me what he could tell his boss to convince him to 
| migrate to Linux, so I made him a small list. 
| 1. Cost
| Bosses know calculators, so this is the number one thing to tell your boss 
| why you should migrate to Linux. The total cost of ownership(TCO) of linux is 
| lower than windows. While linux administrators are a little more expensive, 
| they are a lot more efficient so this gives a benefit. The licensing costs 
| are lower, you don't have to migrate to a new OS every few years, you can use 
| the same hardware twice as long.     



10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

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| Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways
| to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider
| Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet.
| Here are 10 reasons to choose Linux in a bad economy and none of them have to
| do with the fact that Linux is free.


Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source

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| The global economic crisis would provide a boost for open source software,
| Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney this
| week.
| Whitehurst, who stopped over down under as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific
| region, said in an interview with ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia
| that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology
| infrastructure and reduce spending.


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry.


Microsoft sees slide in profits


Red Hat Exchange Doubles Quarterly Bookings, Boosts Zimbra and MySQL

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| The VAR Guy thought Red Hat Exchange — an online store the software company
| launched last year — would be an overnight hit. It wasn’t. But after some
| tinkering, Red Hat Exchange (RHX) seems to be taking off — and giving
| partners like MySQL and Zimbra a lift as well. In fact, the site’s bookings
| doubled in Red Hat’s most recent quarter, The VAR Guy has learned. Here’s how
| Red Hat got RHX on track.

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