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Microsoft's Newest TCO Study Overlooks Windows Biggest Cost

Sep 26, 2008, 01:24 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

[ Thanks to Matt Asay for this link. ]

"Microsoft has been a little quiet on the 'independent TCO study' front for at least a week now, so it is perhaps not surprising to see the company promoting a new TCO study comparing the cost of deploying Linux and Windows in emerging markets. Vital Wave Consulting, that paragon of research (No, I've never heard of it, either), published the study.

"But who wrote it is somewhat immaterial here. The problem is that the research fails to acknowledge the biggest cost of working with Microsoft: the cost of exit.

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