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Operating System Licensing

Vendor Operating System
HP

HP-UX 11i UNIX
NonStop
OpenVMS
Tru64 UNIX

IBM
AIX 5L UNIX
i5/OS System i5, AS400
z/OS, OS/390, MVS
z/VM, VM/ESA
z/VSE, VSE/ESA
Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for 64-bit Itanium-based systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
It is licensed by the processor plus Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs). See July 12, 2006 licensing and updated October 3, 2006. Effective October 1, 2006, it is licensed to run an unlimited number of virtualized Windows Server instances.
Windows Server Virtualization Calculators

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Solaris

Solaris 10 UNIX

CIOview's TCOnow! for Windows and LinuxTCOnow! for Windows and Linux
is a software tool that can help you determine which system is optimal based on your company specifications. By answering a limited number of questions, TCOnow! will generate a Total Cost of Ownership comparison of Windows and Linux. The software will do a comparison if you are currently running NT4, Windows 2000, mixed Windows, Solaris, UX, AIX, mixed UNIX, or Windows and Unix and would like to know if you should move to Linux on Intel, Windows or Linux on a mainframe.


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