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CXOtoday: If Microsoft's Cheaper Than Linux, The Earth's Flat

Oct 06, 2004, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])

"The never-ending TCO debate between the software industry's greatest rivals in history--Microsoft & Linux--has got nastier. OSIA claims that Microsoft has its 'facts' on TCO comparison all wrong, and the IDC report was secretly funded by the Redmond giant, producing doctored results. The real evidence it claims, is the industry's first concrete independent survey, which has delivered results strongly in favor of Linux.

"The research report, contrasting Linux & open source against proprietary Microsoft software, has shown that open source has a lower TCO by up to 30%. The report has cast serious doubts on the Microsoft-funded TCO study undertaken by IDC, which had claimed quite the reverse..."

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