Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:56 UTC, submitted by Robert
Novell and Ximian Novell might have signed a patent and interoperability deal with Microsoft Corp but it is not about to give up competing with the software giant and last week released a study that suggests its Linux desktop product is better value than Windows Vista. The company's competitive guide compares SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop with Windows Vista and claims that the Linux product provides 90% of Vista's functionality and 10% of the price.
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Another day, another tome
by moleskine on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 02:47 UTC
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Another day, another study. Sigh. Is the world really full of people angrily waving a "study" at each other? Look! You can save money! It must be true because it's printed in this here study [shakes fist of spare hand].

Just my 2 cents but I suspect the whole idea of "Linux has the advantage because it is cheaper" is a mistake. People will pay for something if they think it's worth it and has quality. And if they don't think that, then they won't want your product at any price down to zero.

I'd like to see some Linux companies dumping the cheezy cheapniz line and instead talking up their product - emphasizing the applications, capabilities and engineering excellence they have to offer. Because if they don't believe they can offer top-drawer examples of all three then they're in the wrong business.

By the way, did I say that a new study's just come out saying that running Linux costs less than Windows?

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