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NetworkWorldFusion: Microsoft-Funded Study: Microsoft is Cheaper to Support than Linux

Jun 18, 2004, 16:45 (21 Talkback[s])
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"A Microsoft-commissioned study was recently released comparing the cost of buying licenses and direct vendor support between Microsoft Windows Enterprise Server 2003, Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3 and SuSE Enterprise Linux 8.

"BearingPoint, a technology research and consulting firm, which conducted the study, found that the licensing costs associated with running Windows vs. the two Linux versions were about equal. The study also found that Windows in some cases was less expensive in terms of paying for long-term support than the two Linux flavors..."

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