[News] Microsoft Shows That GNU/Linux Has Lower 'TCO' Than Windows

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Microsoft admits: it costs less to run Linux

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| Buried in today’s news of Microsoft’s pricing scheme for their cloud service, 
| aka Azures, is some amazing insight into their own IT infrastructure costs. 
| Before we continue, I suggest you go here and become vaguely familiar with 
| Azure’s pricing structure. 



Red Hat undercuts Microsoft on high-performance OS pricing

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| Red Hat Thursday released a Linux software stack for compute-intensive IT
| environments that it said costs less than Microsoft's price for its
| comparable Windows offering.
| Red Hat charges a subscription of US$249 per node, or server, per year for
| Red Hat HPC Solution, a new offering that combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux
| with Platform Open Cluster Stack 5, clustering software it has licensed from
| Platform Computing.

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