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Reduce Costs with Open Source Software

Open source software is free to use and represents a substantial saving compared with Microsoft licencing. Linux is widely regarded as being more stable and secure than Microsoft Windows so reduces maintenance costs. LibreOffice also supports the Open Document Format - a standard gaining importance within governments and educational organisations. Usable I.T. can show you how to make substantial savings using open source software.

CentOS, LibreOffice, PostgreSQL, Postfix
  • SAMBA file server
  • PostgreSQL database
  • LibreOffice office suite
  • Ubuntu Linux desktop
  • CentOS Linux server
  • Postfix mailserver

Avoid the Microsoft Tax

A comparison with Microsoft licencing reveals a saving of £8,573 in setting up a 10-user office network with open source software.

Windows software
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium: £2,707
  • Extra 5 client licences: £478
  • Office 2010 Prof. x 10: £3,358
  • Windows 7 Prof. x 10: £2,030