[Coco] OT: Ballmergram - Linux TCO
neilsmorr at hotpop.com
Thu Oct 28 23:09:59 EDT 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "John R. Hogerhuis" <jhoger at pobox.com>
> On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 19:36, KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> > Could you tell us what TCO stands for? Probalby obvious once I hear it,
> > this Linux user wants to know. --Mike K.
> Total cost of ownership.
> The point of this term regarding Linux is that Linux has no price tag,
> but to deploy any complex piece of software also takes man hours of
> work, possibly replacing equipment, cost of support contracts, etc.
> Microsoft attempts (unsuccessfully in my opinion) to make the case that
> Windows has a lower TCO than Linux.
How about the 4 hours total I spent trying to get one piece of spyware off a
Windows box a few days ago? Not to mention the trojan I got off another box
after some time (at the same place) a few months ago.
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