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Gartner rapport, der konkluderer, at Microsoft er billigere end Linux???



Hvem kender noget til denne rapport?

Hvem kan have bestilt den?

Dette er kommet som en forespørgsel fra vore venner i Madrid, der ønsker
en forklaring.

Jeg kan ikke finde noget i Computerworld- Kan I?

Anne
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                Text an article in Computerworld Denmark 
                May 10, 2001 
                
                Save eight billion! 
                
                A new analysis by Gartner shows that the private and
public sector can save eight billion (approximately 951.000.000 US$) by
dropping Linux and changing to thin Microsoft clients. 
                
                The much talked about Open Source with free Linux
software has now been surpassed by thin Microsoft clients. A Gartner
analysis surprisingly shows, that up to 15.000 (approximately US$ 1.782)
can be saved per year on each of the 270.000 pc's in the public sector,
a total of four billion (approximately US$ 475.000.000). The private
sector can save an additional four billion by switching to thin clients.

                
                Linux more expensive than Microsoft 
                
                Free Open Source programmes like Linux receives the kiss
of death in a brand-new analysis from Gartner that surprisingly promises
savings of 15.000 (approximately US$1.782) per pc workstation per year
by buying software from Microsoft instead. 
                
                A just published Gartner analysis puts an end to all
good political dreams about puncturing Microsoft's monopoly-like
IT-domination within the public sector. 
                
                Following several years of political pressure from
Christiansborg (Parliament), the Ministry of Research and Information
Technology is currently investigating how the public sector can save
money by utilising free open source programmes like Linux instead of
paid-for programmes like Windows from Microsoft. But according to the
Gartner analysis there are no savings in open source. On the contrary,
savings can be achieved by buying Microsoft's Windows 2000 programmes
and letting the pc workstations run as so called thin clients. An
apparent paradox, that a saving of four billion is possible if you buy
software rather than use free software. 
                
                "I am very surprised that there are such large savings,"
says Ulrik Larsen, Gartner Consulting. He is responsible for the
analysis carried out on behalf of a State institution. The data for the
analysis was gathered in December and January 2000. Ulrik Larsen will
not reveal the client's name. 
                
                The analysis shows that fat clients with Linux software
are expensive to use and that a poor selection of programmes renders the
solution useless for professional purposes. Use of fat clients with
Windows 2000 operating systems is expensive too. There are programmes
enough but the pc's are not sufficiently stable. 
                
                In terms of thin clients (user pc with browser access to
server) using Linux, the lack of programmes once again makes it
problematic for professional use. Meanwhile thin clients with a
Microsoft operating system linked to a server come out on top with lots
of programmes and good stability. 
                
                This leads to the conclusion that thin clients would
enable savings of about four billion (approximately US$ 475.000.000) per
year for the approximately 270.000 pc's in the public sector. "As there
are just as many pc's in the private sector, the total savings would be
in excess of eight billion (approximately 951.000.000 US$) per year,"
says Ulrik Larsen. 
                
    
-- 
Anne Østergaard, sslug@sslug http://www.sslug.dk


 
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