Open source operating systems are becoming more and more popular in these tough economic times, particularly for business, who have to run a large number of licenses if they want to use Windows or OS X. However, many people ask how exactly it will save them money, and here are three simple ways it does so.
We can start with the blatantly obvious way first, and that is that with open source operating systems, there is no license fee. The operating system itself is 100% free. When you are looking at hundreds of machines, the savings stack up rather quickly.
Another way that open source can save you money is the fact that, since everything is open source, anyone with programming experience can modify the code that lies underneath, and tailor any program or operating system for the exact needs that a group might have for it.
The final way that open source saves you money is the lack of viruses that are created for it. This means that when people visit malicious sites with windows viruses, it does not effect a computer with an open source operating system, and very few viruses are made for open source operating systems.