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Linux Cheaper than Windows?! Who Knew

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| Software News | Posted: Oct 9, 2002 6:52 pm

The Inquirer has an interesting article that managed to catch my eye. It details a study done by IBM comparing webservers running Windows, Linux, and Solaris. Now, this is nothing new, or shocking. Everyone knows Linux is.. well.. FREE. There are circumstances and instances that a company or individual would pay for certain features of Linux, but for the most part it's a no-brainer. This report, however, is under speculation from The Inquirer due to it's shady nature. Apparently, the research was quickly pulled from IBM's site.


Unfortunately, I am constrained to comment further in any detail on this TCO study, for the simple reason that it's mysteriously disappeared from view. Linux Today cut their story to little more than a headline and dropped their link to the PDF of the study itself (at it was reported, but I didn't notice). Much as I'd like to rip them a new one for shoddy research and the nearly capital offence of PDF prevarication, I can't in good conscience do so without having their document to link to. You may imagine how frustrating this is for a cocked-and-locked hack.
More information @ The Inquirer


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