SuSE finally jumped the shark?

Novell/Suse is linked to a really strange press release. It´s was a joint press release between Novell and Microsoft stating nothing less, that windows has a lower TCO than Linux. Okay, Microsoft states that all day, but not in a press release together with Novell:

In the release, Matthew O'Neill, group head of distributed systems for HSBC Global IT operations, states that the bank's existing Linux environment is more expensive to maintain than its Windows environment. "Some will be surprised to learn that our Windows environment has a lower total cost of ownership than our current Linux environment."