Linux vs. Windows Solutions: Can You Make or Save REAL Money?

Copyright © 1999 by Jim Geisman and Don Rosenberg

11/22/99


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Table of Contents

Linux vs. Windows Solutions: Can You Make or Save REAL Money?

Overview

Making/Saving Money Depends on Where You Are in the Food Chain

Customer Money Issues

Customer Money Issues Greatest Impact in Systems Reliability

Linux vs. Windows Where? The Customer Perspective

Our Conclusions For Customers About REAL Money: Linux vs. Windows

Making/Saving Money Depends on Where You Are in the Food Chain

Reseller Money Issues

Reseller Money Issues: Revenue Generation, Customers, Cost Controls

Reseller Business Models: Compare Linux and Open Source to Traditional Models

Our Conclusions For Resellers About REAL Money: Linux vs. Windows

What About Software Vendors? About REAL Money: Linux vs. Windows

Overall Conclusions

Linux vs. NT / UNIX Business Issues

Linux Does Offer New Opportunities

Contact Information

Authors:
Jim Geisman of Marketshare, Inc.
Don Rosenberg of Stromian Technologies