But isn’t it expensive, and doesn’t it overload IT? No. IBM found that not only do PCs drive twice the amount of support calls, they’re also three times more expensive. That’s right, depending on the model, IBM is saving anywhere from $273 – $543 per Mac compared to a PC, over a four-year lifespan. “And this reflects the best pricing we’ve ever gotten from Microsoft,” Previn said. Multiply that number by the 100,000+ Macs IBM expects to have deployed by the end of the year, and we’re talking some serious savings.

And, as John Gruber put it: “IBM as the world’s largest Mac installation is such a great story.”

https://www.jamf.com/blog/debate-over-ibm-confirms-that-macs-are-535-less-expensive-than-pcs/

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  1. And OpenBSD. We have like 3 Windows hosts for legacy stuff, and the rest of the office does use windows on their work pcs, but we nerds of the NOC all have Linux machines.

    At home, I have been using Linux exclusively for the last 18 years.

  2. < ![CDATA[And OpenBSD. We have like 3 Windows hosts for legacy stuff, and the rest of the office does use windows on their work pcs, but we nerds of the NOC all have Linux machines. At home, I have been using Linux exclusively for the last 18 years.]]>