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ZDNet Australia: Windows Cheaper to Patch than OSS: Report

May 20, 2005, 14:30 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Munir Kotadia)

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"A Microsoft-commissioned study--conducted by its business partner Wipro--outlined the main areas of so-called 'cost savings' by using Windows.

"A survey of 90 organisations revealed that Windows database servers cost 33 percent less to patch than their OSS counterparts. Respondents said on average, Windows clients are 14 percent cheaper to patch..."

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