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Just Talking About Linux Can Save You Money

There is a raging and too often specious debate over which operating system -- Windows Server or Linux -- offers a better payback, or in tech-speak, ROI. Putting that aside, it's arguable that just threatening to move to Linux can save millions of dollars when negotiating a Microsoft contract. Our resident Microsoft negotiator Scott Braden wrote a recent column explaining exactly how the threat of Linux, real or feigned, can knock a bunch of dough off your next contract.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 28, 2006 at 11:52 AM