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"Hidden Costs" of Linux Refuted

Jan 09, 2008, 22:00 (8 Talkback[s])

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The Beez' Speaks...: A Brief Exercise in FUD Dissection

[ Thanks to Hans Bezemer for this link. ]

"Sometimes you stumble across an article that makes you wonder whether people are spreading FUD or whether they are really that ignorant. When you take it down, bit by bit, it becomes more and more obvious how ridiculous their statements are. This one is from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. It is a well written article and it seems as if he knows what he is talking about. Well, since I have an unexpected free half hour as I wait for a call to be returned, let's take this baby apart..."

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The Tech and Other Cents: Hidden Cost of Enterprise Computing

[ Thanks to Alex Bogak for this link. ]

"Take for example the article I just read. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from Datamation (IT Management publication) wrote an essay, in which he discusses the hidden costs of using Linux operating system. What he does though, is mixing quite a fix things in one bag, and not the good way. He mixes the problems that home users might have and implementing them to enterprise users, which is wrong. There's quite different approach in enterprise IT departments to computing and infrastructure..."

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