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The list of Linux projects, efforts, and partnerships reads like a Who's Who of the software industry: Amazon, Ameritrade, Borland, Computer Associates, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle, and SAP are just some of the enterprise-level players using Linux. Linux is also a key ingredient and shares an ever-increasing portion of server hardware sales from all large vendors, such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell. The cost savings are significant, especially considering Linux use in Blade server environments, where 1 chassis can hold 14 servers. The licensing money saved alone over Windows runs in to thousands of dollars.

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