When you're hired to prove an untruth, success depends on confusing the reader and this report does that in spades - a beautiful example of the consulting art.
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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.
Only last month Novell's boss vowed to attack Microsoft at every opportunity, but now the open-source company has announced a high-profile joint project with HSBC
Survey: Research has found that administrators are more productive when working with Linux servers rather than those running Windows, but not everyone agrees with the results
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).
It may well cost more to migrate to Linux than you're likely to ever save in system TCO, according to the analyst firm
Research could have helped IT users decide
Analysis: Here's waht CIOs should investigate to determine whether switching to Linux from Windows will bring about cost savings for the business.
Julie Hanna Farris of Scalix says there's less downtime, less risk and less TCO with e-mail on Linux. Is this too good to be true?
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.
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.
A Spanish supermarket chain is rolling out Red Hat's Linux offering across 10,000 desktops, and expects to see a fourfold processing speed increase as a result
An analyst firm claims that Windows offers equal or better TCO than Linux, but open source companies say the survey has ignored some of the advantages of Linux
Linux provider Cybersource has updated its two-year-old study comparing the total cost of ownership of Microsoft's products against open-source solutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seems like everywhere you look, there's an article about Linux and its place in the enterprise. Does it really have a lower TCO than Windows?
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