SearchWindowsManageability.com: Linux-Windows TCO Contest ‘A Wash’ for Now

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“The total-cost-of-ownership contest between the Linux and
Windows operating systems is too close to call for now, according
to IT pros on the show floor at this week’s LinuxWorld Conference
and Expo.

“In interviews this week, several conferees weighed in on the
Linux-Windows TCO debate and an upcoming Microsoft-commissioned
study of the costs associated with ownership of the two different
operating systems.

“‘The main difficulty is training the staff,’ said Fred Vassard,
a senior lab assistant at Devry University in Newark, Calif., where
they run Red Hat Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000. ‘With Windows
it’s not as difficult because people are more familiar with

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