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The city of Chicago is switching to Red Hat to help reduce costs
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4694
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Sweet! ! How soon will it hit the suburbs! ? ?! ? Maybe now my plate stickers will cost lower than $80.
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Um....they are ONLY saving 250K$??? They should be saving A LOT more than that!?

Are we seeing the dark side of Linux? The insanely high maintenance costs? I'm not a Linux person, so someone in that arena explain how a M$ 1000$/PC license cost is only knocked down a small notch in cost by using open source?
(1000$ = XP + Office + SQL license + Annual subscription agreement)
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I don't see why not since I don't think any of those computers play games. Isn't that the only thing windows is for? Games?
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They would save more if they used a free distro, but then again it is a govt. organizatin
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzy4
They would save more if they used a free distro, but then again it is a govt. organizatin
Earning money on a free dist? That's illegal.
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maybe some money is spent on training people on using linux...
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Red Hat costs money to buy- It is not a free distro. Fedora is the open-source flavor of Red Hat, but Red Hat is ideal in a situation like this because it offers end-user support. Fedora doesn't.

Go Linux!
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yay for my city! this is the best decision richey daley ever had his hand in
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dskina
Sweet! ! How soon will it hit the suburbs! ? ?! ? Maybe now my plate stickers will cost lower than $80.

Um, call me when your stickers cost $800......until then, you got it easy
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