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The big reason the French Gendarmerie made the Linux move? It saved them 40 percent in total cost of ownership over Windows.
Shocking: A recent survey of enterprise IT managers that administer both PCs and Macs finds that Macs have a better TOC (total cost of ownership) than Windows boxes, and require less user training and help.
I finally watched the new MS commercial "Laptop Hunters - Lauren" TV commercial, the tagline: "On a strict $1000 budget, Lauren hunts around town for a big screen laptop."While mostly true (the only only 17-inch Apple notebooks cost $2,000-$2,800) the ads don't take into consideration the Windows notebook's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
While Linux may be cheaper up front, but over time, Windows and Linux offer roughly the same total-cost-of-ownership to customers deploying large numbers of PCs in schools in emerging markets according to a new Microsoft-funded study.
Windows Mobile is often compared to BlackBerry, especially now that Microsoft has integrated Direct Push technology into their servers and devices. There is a new tool that compares the Total Cost of Ownership between different server solutions (primarily RIM BlackBerry) and Windows Mobile. Do you agree with the results of the tool?
I just passed 10 days of iPhone ownership after waiting in line for 24 hours and then posting my first and second impressions of the device. I was quite excited about the iPhone after finding out that the AT&T data plan was reasonably priced and gave it an honest evaluation. Although the iPhone is priced the same as high end smartphones, I tried to resist comparing it to the Windows Mobile and S60 operating systems since they blow the iPhone out of the water in terms of functionality and the iPhone is more of a high end feature phone with iPod functionality. So looking at it as a high end feature phone, I have to say the iPhone falls flat when it comes to mobile phone functionality and features. The free mobile phone you get when you sign up with your carrier has more functionality and performs better as a phone than the iPhone.
Linux vendor Novell has issued a joint press release with Microsoft, in which HSBC, a customer of joint technology from the two companies, claims that Windows has a lower total cost of ownership than Linux. The press release, issued late on Wednesday in the US, announced that UK-based bank HSBC has agreed to adopt technology from Novell and Microsoft's recently announced partnership.
Novell makes a U-turn and now supports the claim that Windows has a lower total cost of ownership than Linux
Reading the news via the handy (though often-ignored) AvantGo on my Pocket PC recently, I encountered an advertisement for a white paper from Microsoft offering a case study on costs of ownership for Linux versus Windows. This has the potential to be either informative or tragic, I said to myself, as I chose to download a copy.
In a 2,600-word e-mail sent to Microsoft customers and partners on Wednesday, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer drove home the key themes of Microsoft's "Get The Facts" campaign. Bill Gates' second in command claimed that Windows was a better choice than Linux in terms of security, total cost of ownership (TCO) and protection against legal action over patent violations.
But Linux vendors dispute Microsoft's claim that Windows is a better bet than open source for issues like security and total cost of ownership
Windows beats Linux in total cost of 'ownership.' Hold on, that's not a good thing.
The court case between Microsoft and desktop Linux-maker Lindows.com, over Microsoft's ownership of the word 'windows', has been delayed for at least another three months.
Under the guise of reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) in a tough economic environment, technical staffs are recommending replacement of Windows with Linux on their servers. This is based on the flawed assumption that because Linux is "free" it will re
Software giant Microsoft has formed a joint venture with Shanghai Alliance Investment to develop and market software services for the China market. With a $4 million capitalization, the newly formed Shanghai Wicresoft is slated to begin operations in July, said Jun Tang, Microsoft China president. Microsoft and Shanghai Alliance will have equal ownership in the new company. Wicresoft, which will be headed by Tang, will concentrate on developing proprietary applications for both Chinese and foreign customers, Microsoft said in a statement. Multinational companies based in China will also be able to outsource software development to the new company. Additionally, Microsoft has awarded a global outsourcing contract to Wicresoft to provide technical support for Microsoft Windows and Office. The value of the deal was undisclosed. --Fran Foo, Special to ZDNet News To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.
Fujitsu ICL today announced a range of Windows-based Network Computers, as Netscape, Oracle and Sun closed ranks to oppose the conventional PC model.The ErgoWin terminals will cut the cost of ownership by half, Fujitsu claimed.
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