Obviously, this could start (and has started) plenty of religious flame wars over the years. This is not my intention. I am wondering what points I can use, specifically, as arguments to make a case for FOSS, specifically Linux, in a business setting. If I were hired as the IT director of a small company, and was asked to build an IT infrastructure, my inclination would be to begin building with Linux and FOSS, but when my boss came to me and asked me why I chose those technologies, honestly I would have very few concrete reasons. Here is what I have so far:
That's where I am at. I am a programmer and know only the basics of networking, so the networking possibilities within FOSS elude me. If there is anyone with suggestions, please leave a comment.