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November 15, 2005 by

Red Hat Desktop 4

Businesses that need to support a reasonable number (>10) of Linux PCs may find that Red Hat Desktop 4 delivers an attractive total cost of ownership (TCO).

May 19, 2005 by

Windows cheaper to patch than OSS: report

Microsoft has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.A Microsoft-commissioned study -- conducted by its business partner Wipro -- outlined the main areas of so-called "cost savings" by using Windows.

May 9, 2005 by

UK: Open source could halve school IT bills

A leaked report from the British Educational Communications and Technology Association contains bad news for software vendors such as Microsoft. The open source community will receive a major boost this week from the UK government's ICT agency, which has investigated the potential benefits of using free and non-proprietary software in education.

December 13, 2004 by

Linux TCO row continues

Linux provider Cybersource has updated its two-year-old study comparing the total cost of ownership of Microsoft's products against open-source solutions

December 12, 2004 by

Linux advocate takes another swipe at Windows TCO

Linux provider Cybersource has updated its two year old study comparing the total cost of ownership (TCO) when using Microsoft's products against open source solutions -- only to find that Linux is still cheaper.The study comes after a wave of similar "independent" studies that have been commissioned by Microsoft or its partners and indicate that proprietary software is cheaper than open source solutions.

October 28, 2004 by

Linux vendors hit back at Ballmer's e-mail

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.

October 24, 2004 by

Ballmer security pitch leaves skeptics unswayed

Dan Farber: Ultimately, Windows will deliver greater security and better TCO than Linux, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told IT execs at last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. While his pitch didn't sway many skeptics, Ballmer at least put the Microsoft-Linux issue in perspective.

July 28, 2004 by

Open source about vendor choice?

Speaking at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Peter Schay, executive vice president of The Advisory Council, made the case for Linux versus Windows in simplified terms: avoidance of vendor lock-in at all costs, even if on paper or whiteboard TCO a Microsoft deployment is less costly than Linux.

July 27, 2003 by

The Real Value of Linux

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


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