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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 13, 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.

December 12, 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 28, 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.

October 24, 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 28, 2004 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

July 27, 2003 by

Letter: Beware the TCO of open source software

George Ou: "If you don't have any real Linux or OSS experts, paying for Linux support contracts from companies like Red Hat will sky rocket your TCO. If you need support from Microsoft, you call them up for $250 of all-you-can-eat support until the proble

July 13, 2003 by

Linux TCO edge: Lower labor costs

Linux administrators are better qualified than Windows admins--and they can manage 10 times the load. Grant Gross says Oliver Rist got it wrong--Linux has the TCO edge over Windows.

January 2, 2003 by

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