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InfoWorld: Considering TCO

Aug 01, 2002, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"I'm amazed. For the first time in recent memory, I find myself in total agreement with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to published accounts of the Microsoft Fusion 2002 conference, Mr. Ballmer said, 'We haven't figured out how to be lower-priced than Linux.'

"There it is. Finally, the acknowledgment from Microsoft that Linux is a lower-cost solution. But does that make Linux a better deal?

"Well, I'm sure Mr. Ballmer will insist that Microsoft has a better value proposition. But what are some of the cost elements that IT management needs to examine to find out...?"

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