ARNnet: Analysts Join Microsoft on Linux Cost Warning
Oct 30, 2002, 01:00 (54 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Winterford)
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"It seems that it isn't only Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who
believes that the cost of using open-source operating system Linux
over commercial OSes is greatly underestimated...
"The criticism comes at a time when several Federal Government
departments have begun deploying Linux in their back office, while
several of the country's largest corporations are trialling both
Linux and the StarOffice suite.
"But analyst organisation Meta Group has come to the defence of
its commercial vendor sponsors, claiming that Linux may be 'free'
but it certainly comes at a price..."