"I'm a Linux devotee. I'm offended by the rigged analyses that
Microsoft has purchased in its 'Get the Facts' campaign. But I
think it is important that the open source community demonstrate
fairly that open source software presents a better cost/benefit
case than Windows. This case is not helped by resorting to the same
kind of trickery and distortion of which Microsoft is guilty. I
don't like to see obviously skewed analysis on Linux's behalf any
more than I like to see it on Microsoft's behalf. No that's wrong.
I have a greater dislike of pro-Linux trickery, because I expect
better of us. Without an honest and frank appraisal we don't really
know where we are. Better to know where we are, even if parts of
the truth aren't always palatable.
"So I set out to review some of the TCO analyses I had seen on
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