I've got a bone to pick with the never-ending stream of studies
by tech research outfits comparing Linux to Windows. For starters,
it seems like about half of them are paid for by one camp or
another. Even when analysts aren't on the payroll, this is really
complex stuff—and useful facts are hard come by. And, beyond
complexity, some studies just make me scratch my head. For example:
a recent one put out by the Yankee Group. I just don't trust its
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