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TCO: What Does Linux Cost?


There are some problems with how Microsoft calculates Linux TCO...
...they adduce an up-front cost of US$4,000 for Windows 2000 Advanced Server plus $5,000 for SQL Server in contrast to Red Hat Enterprise Linux at $3,200 for one-year premium support plus Oracle at $15,000 or DB2 at $7,500. That comparison is deceitful by both omission and commission, but it does raise an interesting question: What does Linux really cost?

For many people, the right answer is simply that Linux is genuinely free.
 read more | mail this link | score:2756 | -Ray, February 16, 2004
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