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Hlynes.com: Microsoft Starts its "Get The Facts" Campaign

Jun 21, 2004, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Huw Lynes)

"So I sat with about 150 other 'technical decision makers' in a very plush hotel in Holborn while representatives from Microsoft tried their best to convince me that I should not be considering moving to Linux. To run the discussion Microsoft had employed a fake-tan horror who had clearly escaped from daytime TV. He was by turns chummy and condescending. However being a reasonable man I will not hold Microsoft responsible for his failings.

"First up was Phillip Dawson who leads Linux research for analysts Meta Group. He quoted heavily from a Meta analysis which shows that Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for linux and windows is comparable. This study has been widely reported in IT press but I can't for the life of me find a link to the original..."

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