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>TCO has been touted by MAC for many years. Alas, it is easy to slant
>numbers to promote an argument for either platform. Whenever a truely
>independent researcher looks at the numbers, it seems that the validity of
>the TCO argument evaporates into a dead heat.
>
>  http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/22738.html
>
>What is often overlooked is that "average" numbers don't tell the whole
story.
>
>Frank


That is true. In a large office setting like Goddard, The PC are more
expensive to maintain. The users of Macs often take care of their own
needs, and in general may be more knowledgeable about their machines
(scientist, graphics, etc.). Not that there aren't many of these same
types of people with PCs. But the vast masses of office workers get
PCs. More resources per PC are devoted to Windoze machines here.

Britt


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