"In late 2001, Cybersource undertook a study into the
differences in licence costs between Linux and Open Source software
on the one hand, and Microsoft's operating systems and applications
on the other..."
"We received much feedback from readers seeking a determination
of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) figures, rather than just the
initial licence costs. While it is difficult to qualitatively
analyse all of the total cost of ownership factors at play, it is
possible to produce a reasonable first pass quantitative estimate
for the instantiation and operation of a network and computer
workstation infrastructure for a small to medium organisation, to
highlight the TCO differences between these two competing
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