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Cybersource: Linux: 34% Lower TCO than Windows

May 02, 2002, 17:30 (33 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Con Zymaris for this link. ]

"In late 2001, Cybersource undertook a study into the differences in licence costs between Linux and Open Source software on the one hand, and Microsoft's operating systems and applications on the other..."

"We received much feedback from readers seeking a determination of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) figures, rather than just the initial licence costs. While it is difficult to qualitatively analyse all of the total cost of ownership factors at play, it is possible to produce a reasonable first pass quantitative estimate for the instantiation and operation of a network and computer workstation infrastructure for a small to medium organisation, to highlight the TCO differences between these two competing platforms..."

TCO Comparison Whitepaper (.pdf, 17 pgs., ~1.8 Mb)

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