Microsoft Claims Firms 'Hitting a Wall' With Linux

Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is "more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux". The study, commissioned by the software giant from Security Innovation, a provider of application security services, claimed that Linux administrators took 68 per cent longer to implement new business requirements than their Windows counterparts.

"As they attempt to increase business capabilities over time, customers are telling us that they are hitting a wall with Linux, experiencing significant reliability issues resulting in higher total cost of ownership," said Martin Taylor, general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft. "This study shows that IT administrators are better able to maintain the system while delivering new capabilities predictably and consistently on the Windows platform.

View: Independent Report (PDF)

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