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In the Black: Why Linux Makes Financial Sense

Nov 28, 2007, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration. Yet, this is no longer the case, with Microsoft's server line now using a Bash-inspired command line system called PowerShell.

"Not only is PowerShell somewhat cryptic, it's brand new to all the legions of Windows admins who fumbled their way through installation wizards by clicking 'Next' each step of the way..."

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