Line56: Linux Costs and Benefits
Aug 10, 2004, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Demir Barlas)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The religious war of open source won't be ending soon,
especially as it applies to Linux. There is no end to the resources
in favor of Linux adoption, though critics of open source have
charged that the total cost of ownership of Linux is equal to or
greater than the TCO of proprietary solutions, aka Microsoft. Meta
Group once had the same view.
"It's an issue that definitely remains open to debate, since
thorough Linux TCO studies have yet to emerge. Analyst William
Claybrook of New River Marketing Research doesn't buy the
proprietary argument, not yet..."