Standard Linux was 36% lower overall TCO than MicrosoftÂ´s platforms and applications
Additionally, we made the following concessions to tip the scales in Microsoft’s favour.
- We didn’t modify the model to reflect research by the Robert Frances Group which shows that #Linux needed 82% fewer staff-resources.
- We have not included the costs of malware; viruses, spyware, worms, keyloggers, adware etc. Every research point we have found suggests that this cost is essentially and predominantly a Windows platform cost, resulting in billions lost by business every year.
- We have also not included the substantial costs which arise when systems need to be pre-emptively rebooted or worse, crash, resulting in unscheduled downtime. All our research indicates that #Linux rarely if ever suffers such problems and open source platforms on the whole are extremely robust.
- Finally, because Microsoft has claimed that introducing #Linux into an environment will lead to increased reliance on external consultants, we have tripled the amount budgeted for such requirements on the #Linux models. more HERE (PDF 2Mb)