"Some researchers are questioning whether to tout
vendor-commissioned studies. But that's not stopping Microsoft from
relying on them in its war against open source.
"Martin Taylor, Microsoft platform strategist, is undaunted and
unbowed. On Tuesday, Taylor and his team released the findings of
yet another study commissioned by Microsoft that is intended to
help the company in its fight against Linux and open-source
software. This time, the study 'designed to compare the deployment
time required by Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 vs.
Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 2.1' was performed by long-time
Microsoft certification and test partner Veritest, a division of
Lionbridge Technologies Inc. Not surprisingly, Microsoft triumphs
in the October report..."