The facts behind MS’s “Get the Facts” Ads

Microsoft loves false comparisons, but occasionally finds itself in hot water for using them. One “independent” TCO [“total cost of ownership”] study featured in the GtF campaign claimed Linux was 10 times more costly than Windows. As reported by the BBC, Microsoft was ordered to pull misleading ads purported to compare the cost of the software while not revealing that it was actually comparing the cost of running Linux on two IBM mainframes against the cost of running Windows on a PC with two Intel CPUs.

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Microsoft loves false comparisons, but occasionally finds itself in hot water for using them. One “independent” TCO [“total cost of ownership”] study featured in the GtF campaign claimed Linux was 10 times more costly than Windows. As reported by the BBC, Microsoft was ordered to pull misleading ads purported to compare the cost of the software while not revealing that it was actually comparing the cost of running Linux on two IBM mainframes against the cost of running Windows on a PC with two Intel CPUs.

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