Getting the Real Facts: How Industry Analyst Reports Can Trick Readers

Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2005 12:16 PM EDT
LinuxPlanet; By Maria Winslow
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Various studies on the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Windows versus Linux have arrived at vastly different conclusions. How is this possible? The short answer is that if you are abstract enough with your goals and methodology, are selective with the costs that you include, and ask the right questions, then you can arrive at any conclusion you want.

[Ed. Maria asks some astute questions here. As Microsoft ramps up its "Get the Facts" campaign this week, more articles like this will hopefully get on the wires. -tadelste]

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