“We chose Linux and other open source solutions because we wanted trouble-free workstations.”
They use Linux Mint on client machines and they also have a rugged database server with PostgreSQL, 24 CPU-cores and tons of RAM to coordinate everything.
Imagine what their annual costs would be for non-FREE software on those systems…
- ~$250K for Oracle database
- ~$10K for that other OS
- ~$15K for M$’s office suite
Seven years of saving would be ~$2million or more. You bet FLOSS saves money and it gives rock-solid performance.
I have been getting that kind of performance for more than a decade with GNU/Linux and I have been loving Debian GNU/Linux for five years.