Jan
03

Cost Optimization Through Open Source Software

The lead article in this month’s edition of the Open Source Business Resource was contributed by iXsystems. It describes some of the business reasons behind the company’s choice to use only FreeBSD and PC-BSD systems in its own infrastructure and provides a cost/savings comparison for both software and maintenance costs. It also contains some good references and percentages if you’re looking for something to show your manager.

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Written by dru. Posted in advocacy, misc

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Comments (5)

  • Michael
    January 3, 2011 at 6:51 am |

    Open source web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera, often outperform their proprietary counterparts in speed and performance benchmarks. Google’s Chrome browser is based on the open source Chromium project. ”

    I did not know Opera opened its source.

    Also Zimbra doesn’t work very well with FreeBSD last time I researched.

    • January 3, 2011 at 6:57 am |

      Good catch! We’ll be removing the reference to Opera.

      • Paul Tabo
        January 6, 2011 at 8:39 am |

        If Opera is not open source then it is more informative to the community if you keep Opera in the list but as (closed source) or (restrictive source).

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