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Measuring TCO: Wintel vs Lintel

Mar 12, 2008, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"The most basic, and traditional, Wintel vs Lintel TCO comparison argued that since the hardware is the same, everything comes down to the cost of the OS and applications licenses--all of which are free for Lintel and expensive for Wintel.

"This drew many different responses, but the two main trends I saw among independent experts working for Microsoft or IBM on this was to base headlined results either on assuming away the problem by comparing only non Lintel alternatives or on precise foreground calculations performed on numbers obtained by guessing high on one side and low on the other..."

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