BetaNews: Study: Linux and Windows Costs Equal

“Marking what could have been a summer-long hiatus in its ‘Get
the Facts’ campaign, Microsoft is re-igniting the flames on the
argument over whether enterprises spend less to manage Windows
systems than Linux systems.

“This morning, the company touted a study it commissioned from
independent analyst Mercer Management Consulting, which made the
case that companies that implement migration programs away from
UNIX systems based on the need to adopt new applications–what
Mercer calls ‘transformational migrations’–now tend to choose
Windows over Linux…”

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