"Microsoft has commissioned studies left and right to counter
Linux's perceived cost advantages... These studies have been
universally decried among Linux enthusiasts, and every flaw has
been pointed out in one way or another. Rather than completely
debunking the flaws, most of the critics simply point out that
there is still a lot of work to do on the Linux front.
"While no one ever said Linux was 'done,' one of the main
studies promoted by MS, a CxO level look at Linux TCO here is of
interest. While the authors begrudgingly admit in the third
paragraph that Linux has some advantages against Windows, they go
on to pretty well debunk any Linux advantage if the big picture is
taken into acount..."