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The Cost Savings of FOSS: Business Success for the Wrong Reason

Obviously, no company is going to refuse the chance to save money. However, the focus on this side-benefit is threatening to overshadow the main advantages of FOSS -- and that's true regardless of whether you take an open source or a free software perspective.

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Swedish police save the equivalent of 400 new police cars by switching to MySQL

[Swedish] government officials project IT savings amounting to 50 percent within the next five years – approximately the cost of 400 fully-equipped police cars

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E-tailer saves £56000 by switching to Linux

An online retailer has saved more than £56,000 in software licensing costs after moving its IT platform from Microsoft Windows to Linux.

Moving from Windows 2003 Server to a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server has also enabled the company to extend the life of the four-year-old servers that were unable to run newer versions of Windows.

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