“The never-ending TCO debate between the software industry’s
greatest rivals in history–Microsoft & Linux–has got nastier.
OSIA claims that Microsoft has its ‘facts’ on TCO comparison all
wrong, and the IDC report was secretly funded by the Redmond giant,
producing doctored results. The real evidence it claims, is the
industry’s first concrete independent survey, which has delivered
results strongly in favor of Linux.
“The research report, contrasting Linux & open source
against proprietary Microsoft software, has shown that open source
has a lower TCO by up to 30%. The report has cast serious doubts on
the Microsoft-funded TCO study undertaken by IDC, which had claimed
quite the reverse…”