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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RE: Novell could be half right
by twenex on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 05:11 UTC in reply to "Novell could be half right"
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The only problem I see with Novell's statement is that it is very hard to measure functionality and it could vary widely amongst different users.

That's true - but it's also why Novell concentrated on the cost argument. Bean counters care about the bottom line, so (as many testimonials have shown) it doesn't really matter to them if users and administrators have to be constantly interrupted by/on-hand to deal with Windows problems, as long as they get a sweet deal from Microsoft to switch from $OTHEROS to Windows.

Novell, et al, are turning the cost equation, which has historically favoured Windows, on its head.

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