What’s GNU/Linux Worth To You?

I was browsing the website of one of my favourite suppliers when I came accross an ad for VMware Desktop. Even though it was an old version they asked $177 for it. I poked around VMware’s site and found that it was available for GNU/Linux or that other OS so, if you used “7” you have to pay an additional ~$100.

You can do an installation of Debian GNU/Linux and get KVM to give most of the features for no extra charge. What’s an installation cost you? $25 or so. Getting ~$277 of IT or so for $25 is one of the world’s great values. GNU/Linux should be the default/goto-guy for all your IT because it pays huge dividends. After the licensing costs, you also save because the EULA restrictions are not there. You are free to do with the software whatever your hardware permits.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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