Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2005 14:24 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
In the News Two research reports sponsored by IBM argue that Linux is less expensive to buy and operate than Windows or Unix. The first paper claims Linux is 40% less expensive than a comparable x86-based Windows server and 54% less than a comparable Sparc-based Solaris server. The second that using Linux has "Second Stage Benefits" such as attracting IT workers, among whome open source is increasingly popular.
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by kamper on Thu 1st Sep 2005 19:58 UTC
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I know they probably chose Solaris as a representative for old unix for good reasons, but the story would have impressed more if IBM had said "Linux is better than AIX".

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