Real World Benefits of Linux states that Linux help cut technology expenses by
25%. Linux allowed the deployment of a less costly technology
infrastructure; expenses were cut from $71 million to $54


Linux enables Ameritrade to create top-notch trading tools,
24-hour client service, convenient client access and secure
online trading. It has helped Ameritrade deliver one of the
industry's lowest CPT (cost-per-trade) price points.


This search engine service deploys a Linux cluster of over
8,000 systems. Linux was the most flexible and cost effective,
delivering the lowest per-user cost.

Thrifty Car Rental

The franchise owner in Sydney Australia wanted to improve
the performance of the Car rental fleet tracking system.
Monthly system crashes were causing lost revenues. By switching
to Linux, customer service improved and IT productivity
increased 25%.

Merrill Lynch

By switching to Linux, the financial powerhouse was able to
cut costs, increase trading volume, increase staff productivity
and improve customer pricing. They anticipate to save tens of
millions of dollars within 3-5 years.

Structural Bionformatics

This drug research firm was able to drive their computing
costing from $28 to $1 per calculation for their protein
modeling analysis (thanks to Linux, of course). The company's
computing capacity increased by 75%.


Boeing increased computing performance by 600% and decreased
IT costs by 50% when they switched to Linux, using a Bewolf
cluster for their R&D group.


The animation studio wished to remain on the cutting edge
both creatively and technically. Linux enable them to speed up
animation times with better artistic quality and cost

Korean Government

The Korean government now uses a Korean-made Linux
productivity software package that cost 77% less than what
Microsoft would have charged for the same number of users.

Jamaican Medical System

The government purchased a patient-administration software
package that runs on Linux for their 23 hospitals with 4,700
beds and 300 clinics. The software vendor was able to price the
software calculated by the percentage of GNP, based on what the
country can afford, not the number of users.