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Bad math

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 21, 2003 10:42 PM
"If you can keep a machine running at acceptable levels of performance for three years rather than two, you've just saved 50% on hardware costs," McNutt says.

This is incorrect. If you can keep a machine running for 3 years rather than 2, then in 6 years you will have to replace hardware 2 times, instead of 3 times. This represents a 33% savings in hardware costs over time, not 50% as claimed.

I do think that Linux is going to save lots and lots of money, but get the numbers right, McNutt!!!

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