But now, independent security consultants Immunity, Inc. have produced a study (top of the list) saying that Windows has around half of the Total Cost of 0wnership of Linux. I was initially highly sceptical of this but, after reading the report, I’d have to say that I’ve been won round. The evidence seems clear that 0wning Windows is easier and cheaper than Linux. And that’s not likely to change in the near future.
This finding obviously has serious ramifications for the Linux community, particularly as it becomes better known among businesses and the Fortune 500. I urge you all to read the report and comment as to what the next step should be.