[clug-talk] Suggestions?

Sheridan Hawken sheridan.hawken at trema.com
Tue Mar 22 13:33:12 PST 2005

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Hi Martin,

Linux has everything a small business IT infrastructure needs.  It can
be its firewall/router/VPN.  It can be the domain controller/file
server/print server with Samba.  It can be the email/webmail server. It
can be the web server.  It can be the ftp server.

	  	Windows	 		Linux
Firewall  	$2000.00 or more	$0
Domain/File  	$1500.00		$0
Exchange/email	$3000.00		$0
Web Server	$1500.00		$0
FTP Server	$1500.00		$0

This is the ballpark cost of windows server license and possible other
software need for these services.  It does not include the Desktop CALs
needed to connect to windows servers. No CALs needed for Linux Servers.

If you want to talk about desktop then you can talk about Win XP license
costs, CALs for Servers, and MS Office costs compared to Linux and one
of the Linux office suites.

My $0.02


Martin Glazer wrote:
| Hey All,
| I'm due to give a talk next month to a group new entrepreneurs and small
| business owners. I would like to introduce them to Linux and explain
how they
| can benefit from the use of open source software.
| As this will be the first talk I've given on this subject, I'm looking
| some suggestions on what topics I should include, articles I can
reference or
| any general hints, tips or advice
| Thanks
| Martin
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