For those of you who can read German and grabbed it while it was still
available (it has been taken down since), the difference between the
Limux study and the Microsoft study is largely that the Limux study
does assume licence costs are payable to Microsoft, both for new
computers purchased, and to upgrade old Windows versions. The Microsoft
study does not . . . If they had, they would have to make public how
much rebate Microsoft is willing to give to large customers.
So we get fed partial information . . .
On 24/01/13 10:20, Peter Reutemann wrote:
previously reported on Slashdot, in November of last year, the
city of Munich reported savings of over €10 million from its switch to
Linux. Microsoft subsequently commissioned a study (conducted by HP)
that found that, in fact, 'Munich would have saved €43.7 million if it
had stuck with Microsoft.' Now, Microsoft has said it won't release
the study, saying that '[it] was commissioned by Microsoft to HP
Consulting for internal purposes only.'"
Some more details, but still no release of the study:
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174
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