Microsoft Watch: Yankee Independently Pits Windows TCO vs. Linux TCO
Mar 25, 2004, 16:00 (33 Talkback[s])
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"On the heels of several Microsoft-sponsored studies evaluating
the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Windows vs. Linux, The Yankee
Group has performed its own independent research on the same topic.
And the findings are somewhat similar: Linux provides smaller
companies with customized vertical applications or who have no
legacy networks with better TCO than Windows.
"But for the vast majority of customers--and especially those
that are already Windows shops--Windows still offers better TCO
value, according to the Yankee/Sunbelt Software study, which is due
to be published this week..."