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mikebartnz
18-06-2004, 01:02 AM
Munich (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-06-16-linux-munich_x.htm) has finally decided to convert to Linux after the trial of a year or so

Murray P
18-06-2004, 01:12 AM
The last paragraph could go in to another thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=48266&start=100&msRange=50) not so far from here. ;)

Cheers Murray P

robsonde
18-06-2004, 01:18 AM
can any one explane how MS thinks the TCO of linux is more than the TCO of windows???

I can see how they can put it down due to the cost of switching but that is only a small part of the TCO.

metla
18-06-2004, 01:22 AM
Im afraid you need to work for MS to understand their logic.

Their motives are quite clear though.

Chilling_Silence
18-06-2004, 02:02 AM
You mean their motives are quite clear here:
http://rodrigo.gnome-db.org/news.php?17/June/2004

mikebartnz
18-06-2004, 02:19 AM
I would like to know where the suing is going to take place and what the grounds are. I don't think the big stick will make the slightest bit of difference. If anything it will work to the detriment of MS.

Dolby Digital
18-06-2004, 10:41 AM
>>can any one explane how MS thinks the TCO of linux is more than the TCO of windows???
The jury is still out on this one. MS commissions a company to do a study and as MS has paid them thousands and thousands of dosh, they come out as favouring MS. As they say, lies, damned lies and statistics.

I think for every company that believes the TOC of Linux is more expensive than MS products, there is another one that has really saved themselves money.

Dolby Digital
18-06-2004, 10:49 AM
>> there is another one that has really saved themselves money.
using Linux

mikebartnz
18-06-2004, 11:26 AM
I was reading one the other night. I think a Canadian Hospital. Where they went with Linux servers with Linux thin clients and they reckon their savings in their first year will be greater than the 37% predicted.

robsonde
18-06-2004, 01:37 PM
WTF!!!!

how can you sue a person who decides not to use your product???

paulw
18-06-2004, 01:47 PM
They talk to the US Justice department via a few campain contributions and get the laws changed..

Graham L
18-06-2004, 03:40 PM
Easily. You might not win though. The gas companies didn't like electricity. They were providing perfectly good lighting and heating.

Chilling_Silence
18-06-2004, 04:48 PM
Another interesting slashdot article on the topic:
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/17/2326207

mikebartnz
19-06-2004, 01:46 AM
The trouble is Brazil is not one of the 52

Chilling_Silence
19-06-2004, 09:46 AM
Heck, apparently the moves made by Munich are contageous:
France are now looking to do something similar (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/18/1626251)