Re: How do I do this on Win...

Jim Polaski
SubjectRe: How do I do this on Windows?
FromJim Polaski
Date04/23/2004 12:51 (04/23/2004 12:51)
FollowupsJeffery Priddy (1d, 5h & 54m) > Jim Polaski

In article <>, "John" <>wrote:

Alan Baker wrote:

Alan Baker
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Tim Adams wrote:

Tim Adams
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George Graves wrote:

Tim Adams

George Graves
Just dozens of studies from all over the world.

Not one VALID study.

Tim Adams
Most of them were VALID but because they proved your system of choice to be more costly to run/maintain, you wouldn't believe them under any circumstances.

They were clearly biased studies devoid of any factual basis.

Alan Baker
Even the one done by/for Microsoft?


Let me guess: The Microsoft Mac Business Unit?

No, not that you'd have looked into it anyway, but here's a reference to that study.

Systems Management Law Technology Product News (Volume 4, Issue 12, p. 32, col. 2) October 1997

Total Asset Administration By Kingsley Martin

Most technology committees concentrate their budget and planning efforts on the acquisition of next-generation software and hardware. But hardware and software costs represent a small fraction of the total expense of networked computers. Accordingly, this focus overlooks the most important factors driving the rising costs of law firm computer systems. The neglected costs are management and labor expense.

Total Cost of Ownership

A widely accepted measure of computer expense is the total cost of ownership (TCO) model proposed by the Gartner Group. This standard analyzes all costs associated with computer ownership over the lifespan of the equipment. Costs are divided into direct and indirect expense. Direct, or budgeted expense, comprises hardware, software, operations management, labor, development and communications fees. Indirect, or unplanned costs, comprise peer support, casual learning and productivity losses caused by "downtime."

A recent study by the software giant Microsoft and Interpose, a software developer specializing in TCO tools, proposed a cost breakdown of PC ownership (See "Cost of Ownership," Page 42). This analysis projects hardware and software expense as one-fifth of the technology budget (excluding unplanned expenses).

The study also compared a number of hardware alternatives and proposed the following cost comparisons: DOS $8,980 Windows 3.1 $7,251 Windows 95 $6,530 Windows NT $6,516 Macintosh $5,075 UNIX $12,973

Considering that W2K is NT in a new coat of paint, this may just be not too far off even today.

-- Regards, JP "The measure of a man is what he will do while expecting that he will get nothing in return!"

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