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Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process
Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft

hierarchy spreadsheet  Figure 1: AHP decision hierarchy ( Click here for larger version ) Foundation and Methodology—Alternatives and Goals Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can base their networks on several alternatives. They can use free software, commercial open source, commercial closed source, or a combination of these choices. A universal solution for all SMEs is impossible because the entire evaluation process depends on a company's specific needs. Furthermore, the same weighting process cannot be applied to both

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