Communications News: The Truth(?) on Linux Management

[ Thanks to Bernard
for this link. ]

“In various studies, Microsoft and some analysts have claimed
Linux has a higher total cost of ownership (TCO) than Windows. They
attributed the difference mainly to higher system-management costs,
and concluded that the higher TCO outweighed the lower license and
acquisition costs for Linux.

“In a new study of more than 200 Linux enterprises conducted for
Levanta, however, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) found that
this perception is no longer accurate. Sophisticated management
tools now allow Linux management to be fast, effective and
inexpensive. With lower acquisition costs, Linux is now a
cost-effective alternative to Windows, EMA says…”

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