In a new survey of I.T. organizations, respondents claim that recent developments in
Linux have eased management complexity and lowered the price associated with running the operating system and its related software.
The results contradict some Microsoft claims that Linux’s total cost of ownership is higher than Windows.
The report was sponsored by Open Source Development Labs and member company Levanta, and undertaken by Enterprise Management Associates.
In the survey, the majority of respondents noted that they spent less effort in managing and supporting Linux than they spent on Windows. Over half said that they could diagnose and repair problems in Linux environments in less than 30 minutes.