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Lower Your TCO With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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Executive Summary

Cost is not always the most important consideration, but if one is purchasing hundreds or thousands of desktops, it becomes a vital part of the equation. The total cost of desktops stretches far beyond the initial licensing fee. In the past, one was forced to spend much more for desktops than one should have because one is buying them from Microsoft. When the high licensing fees of Windows desktops are accompanied by additional costs - including Software Assurance for maintenance, licenses for office productivity tools and new hardware to run the memory- and processor-hungry Windows Vista - the price of the Windows desktops quickly becomes excessive.

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