[Coco] OT: Ballmergram - Linux TCO
jimcox at miba51.com
Fri Oct 29 00:49:07 EDT 2004
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:09:59 -0700
"Neil Morrison" <neilsmorr at hotpop.com> wrote:
> ----- 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
>> 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.
While I am not defending M$ in any way, a lot of "experts"
state that once Linux gains a big enough share of the
market, it too will see an increase in attacks. Unlike
Windows, Linux should have a quicker response to security
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