Microsoft: Linux more expensive – bad marketing?

I confess I have no idea how old this is, but I found it rather odd that Microsoft has a page under “Get the Facts” explaining how Detailed Financials Show Total Linux Costs Higher Than Windows Costs by 5 to 20 Percent. There’s a .pdf to download if anyone’s interested.

The reason I found it odd was the wording: It’s basic marketing that you don’t bash your competitor directly, so instead of saying “Linux is more expensive”, you would say “Windows is more cost effective”, turning a negative into a positive.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s