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Microsoft Watch: Yankee Independently Pits Windows TCO vs. Linux TCO

Mar 25, 2004, 16:00 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"On the heels of several Microsoft-sponsored studies evaluating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Windows vs. Linux, The Yankee Group has performed its own independent research on the same topic. And the findings are somewhat similar: Linux provides smaller companies with customized vertical applications or who have no legacy networks with better TCO than Windows.

"But for the vast majority of customers--and especially those that are already Windows shops--Windows still offers better TCO value, according to the Yankee/Sunbelt Software study, which is due to be published this week..."

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