June 3, 2002
Fighting FUD with FUD
ZDNet Australia's Technology & Business calls into question a total cost of ownership study pitting Linux vs. Windows done by a company called Cybersource. "Before you Linuxheads out there start bombarding me with hate mail, I'm not saying Linux has no place in the enterprise, just that there's a tradeoff--the software is free, time isn't. I'm also well aware that Linux is fighting a propaganda war against an enemy with vast marketing resources and the social conscience of a uranium mining company executive on a dirty weekend. But fighting FUD with FUD leaves you with as much credibility as The Enemy."