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Line56: Linux Costs and Benefits

Aug 10, 2004, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Demir Barlas)

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"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..."

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