http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20001129S0001 This is a cool article. Here's a little teaser: I was recently asked to do a project for a large European public company. It received a license from the local finance ministry to run an online casino, and the management opted for an all-Linux solution. Bear in mind that it did so against a very substantial offer from Microsoft to assist the project financially (free Win 2000 licenses) and technically (free onsite MS system engineers). John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # UNIX Systems Engineer, Ivy Tech State College # FreeLists, Free mailing lists for all: http://www.freelists.org # Sys-Admin / Webmaster, Avenir Web: http://avenir.dhs.org # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!