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OSDir: Corporate Desktop Linux--The Hard Truth [Part I]

Feb 04, 2005, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by W. McDonald Buck)

[ Thanks to Steve Mallett for this link. ]

"I'm a Linux devotee. I'm offended by the rigged analyses that Microsoft has purchased in its 'Get the Facts' campaign. But I think it is important that the open source community demonstrate fairly that open source software presents a better cost/benefit case than Windows. This case is not helped by resorting to the same kind of trickery and distortion of which Microsoft is guilty. I don't like to see obviously skewed analysis on Linux's behalf any more than I like to see it on Microsoft's behalf. No that's wrong. I have a greater dislike of pro-Linux trickery, because I expect better of us. Without an honest and frank appraisal we don't really know where we are. Better to know where we are, even if parts of the truth aren't always palatable.

"So I set out to review some of the TCO analyses I had seen on the net..."

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