Steve Mallett published Part II of W. McDonald Buck’s essay on Linux TCO. In it he looks at the scenario of a company having already moved to Linux in the server room and also to OSS on Windows desktops, but “…now wants to know, how much extra can be saved by the final step of changing the operating system itself? And, what are the other costs, risks and benefits of doing that. To keep the scenario simple, we’re assuming too that this will be done at a time when the desktop equipment is also being replaced. The news is good, but not as good as we like to believe.” Here’s Part I.