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While Microsoft continues its aggressive anti-Linux campaign, independent software vendors and businesses around the world are turning their heads, choosing to pursue greater interoperability through open standards. It's a fact that Windows is the incumbent operating system with years of dominance as the platform of choice at many organizations. However, in an age when computing systems are increasingly disparate and required to integrate and share crucial business processes and information securely, companies need to think twice before making the decision to lock themselves into a proprietary operating environment. Gartner states that 45% of medium-size businesses are using or experimenting with Linux. Sageza Group, another research firm, recently found that small and medium-size businesses experience substantial cost savings when they choose the Linux operating sy... (more)