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TechWorld: Latest Linux/Windows Research Reports Queried

Apr 07, 2004, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

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"Large questions have appeared over the accuracy of two recent reports comparing the relative costs and benefits of the Linux and Windows operating systems in which Windows was painted as being superior to its open-source rival.

"The reports, Forrester's 'Is Linux more Secure than Windows?' and a Yankee Group survey on the relative costs of running the two operating systems, were both issued in the past few days...

"But the Linux distributors involved in the Forrester study today issued a joint statement calling the study's conclusions inaccurate. And the Yankee Group's methodology has been called in question, with critics arguing it could not have possibly delivered objective results..."

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