Hlynes.com: Microsoft Starts its "Get The Facts" Campaign
Jun 21, 2004, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"So I sat with about 150 other 'technical decision makers' in a
very plush hotel in Holborn while representatives from Microsoft
tried their best to convince me that I should not be considering
moving to Linux. To run the discussion Microsoft had employed a
fake-tan horror who had clearly escaped from daytime TV. He was by
turns chummy and condescending. However being a reasonable man I
will not hold Microsoft responsible for his failings.
"First up was Phillip Dawson who leads Linux research for
analysts Meta Group. He quoted heavily from a Meta analysis which
shows that Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for linux and windows is
comparable. This study has been widely reported in IT press but I
can't for the life of me find a link to the original..."