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ComputerWeekly: IBM Says Linux is Cheaper to Run

Sep 01, 2005, 13:45 (5 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"IBM has sponsored its own independent research into the total cost of ownership of Linux-based server systems, when compared with Microsoft Windows and Sun's Solaris operating systems.

"The research, conducted by the Robert Frances Group, found that the TCO of Linux was 40% less expensive than a comparable x86-based Windows solution, and 54% less than a comparable SPARC-based Solaris solution..."

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