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LinuxInsider: Linux Pressures Windows But Experts Disagree on Cost

Apr 15, 2004, 19:45 (11 Talkback[s])


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"The cost of deploying and running Linux vs. Windows has been a hot topic lately, fueled by a number of high-profile Linux adoptions and evaluations by government entities in Europe, Asia and the U.S., and Microsoft's own licensing woes.

"Microsoft has further fanned the fires by sponsoring a number of total-cost-of-ownership surveys that gave favorable marks to Windows.

"In addition to the cost issues, the 2.6.5 Linux kernel, released a few weeks ago, features improved performance and processor support that boosts Linux's standing among network executives..."

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