January 27, 2004

Seattle PI Report Criticism of MS TCO Studies

Guest writes "Microsoft Corp. is touting the results of "independent analyses" in its latest effort to show corporate decision-makers the merits of its Windows operating system vs. Linux, its biggest open-source competitor.

The studies were, in fact, performed by well-known, independent research firms such as IDC, Giga Research and Meta Group. But the reports themselves tell the rest of the story: They were conducted "at the request of Microsoft," "commissioned by Microsoft" or "prepared under contract from Microsoft."

Microsoft, in other words, paid for the studies to be done."

Link: seattlepi.nwsource.com

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