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Microsoft's new "price" television commercial (Updated)

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).

March 26, 2009 by

Is there a lower TCO for Windows Mobile at your company?

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?

January 1, 2008 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

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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