Personal Computer World: IDC's 'Windows beats Linux' Claim Slammed
Dec 09, 2002, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)
"A new white paper from analyst IDC has reported that Windows
2000 represents a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than Linux
over a five-year period...
"But some resellers were scornful of the report, which
represented staffing costs as 62.2 per cent of the total and showed
Linux staff as 30 per cent more expensive.
"Simon Welch, group marketing manager at Sun Unix and Linux
systems distributor Clarity Distribution, said: 'You can dress
figures up any way you like. But certainly for Windows licensing
there's an ongoing expense...'