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VNUnet: Windows Cheaper than Linux, Says Microsoft

Nov 05, 2002, 20:00 (48 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has dismissed claims that Linux is more cost-effective for businesses, arguing that Windows is cheaper over its total lifecycle.

"When asked by Gartner about Microsoft's intensifying battle against the open source operating system, European president Jean-Phillipe Courtois claimed that Linux is in fact more expensive to run than Windows.

"Arguments that Linux is free, and therefore a good alternative for governments and organisations on a tight budget, are incorrect, he said..."

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