"Microsoft has been a little quiet on the 'independent TCO
study' front for at least a week now, so it is perhaps not
surprising to see the company promoting a new TCO study comparing
the cost of deploying Linux and Windows in emerging markets. Vital
Wave Consulting, that paragon of research (No, I've never heard of
it, either), published the study.
"But who wrote it is somewhat immaterial here. The problem is
that the research fails to acknowledge the biggest cost of working
with Microsoft: the cost of exit.