[Linux-aus] [link] PCLinuxOnline - IDC and the TCO myth
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Mon Nov 24 08:32:04 UTC 2003
Next time someone faces you with a "TCO" argument...
I was browsing Yahoo news when I came across this little gem. It
appears that IDC is not willing to evaluate Apple -vs- windows
when it involves TCO.
IDC analyst Roger Kay, "because there's no standard method
for determining total cost of ownership, I could come up
with numbers based on task and environment that might slant
in either direction." The Mac vs. PC conundrum probably will
not be settled by an authoritative analyst study any time
soon, Kay noted. "The question of who's cheaper? I don't
know," he said. "It's business that we won't take."
What a difference a year makes, or perhaps a bit of selective memory
because IDC had absolutely no problem taking cash from microsoft to
compare windows to Linux.
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