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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RE: A sponsored survey...
by Haicube on Thu 1st Sep 2005 16:01 UTC in reply to "A sponsored survey..."
Haicube
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2005-08-06

Ehhr, no they're NOT upfront with it... the OSNews editor is though.

Either way, my 2 cents go to the fact that almost anything supported by IBM will be the most expensive solution in the long run.

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RE[2]: A sponsored survey...
by on Thu 1st Sep 2005 16:12 in reply to "RE: A sponsored survey..."
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Ehhr, no they're NOT upfront with it... the OSNews editor is though.

Yet, the linked article starts off with...

Just as the debate over whether Linux or Windows is cheaper to deploy and manage was threatening to become old hat, IBM on Wednesday fired the latest salvo by promoting two reports it sponsored that indicate Linux is significantly less expensive than Windows and Unix and that Linux usage brings with it a number of secondary benefits that add intangibles to the cost argument.

...so, I don't see how they are hiding the fact that they sponsored the surveys. Do you know otherwise? Details if you have them.

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RE[2]: A sponsored survey...
by on Thu 1st Sep 2005 17:54 in reply to "RE: A sponsored survey..."
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IBM also typically gives you the best solution in the long run though...

I'm sorry. I'm a biased AS400/I-series/I5 nerd...and my company is giving up the I5, and moving to a windows based solution. Which is going to destroy them...mark my words...

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