The Open Source Development Labs has picked up the gauntlet that Microsoft has been slapping all over its face. Today the organisation published a research study that presents several "facts" about the cost of Linux relative to Microsoft servers.
The study is a loud and clear response to Microsoft's "Get the facts" campaigns, where the software developer commissions studies comparing Microsoft servers head to head with Linux competitors.
It doesn't take a long stretch of imagination to understand that he who pays for the study by definition is proven right.
And so both Microsoft and OSDL are right. Linux, no Microsoft, no Linux is cheaper to manage. Cheaper to patch. Cheaper to run.
Users still won't know what they're up for. But if you're in one of the two camps, you can claim victory. Because everybody is a winner in the world of commissioned studies.
The same goes for kids' baseball, basketball and football (soccer) matches. Except that there some day you'll have to confront them with reality. In software, the fact twisting can go on forever.
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