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Standard Linux was 36% lower overall TCO than Microsoft´s platforms and applications

Additionally, we made the following concessions to tip the scales in Microsoft’s favour.

  1. We didn’t modify the model to reflect research by the Robert Frances Group which shows that #Linux needed 82% fewer staff-resources.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.