[Talk] Migration to Linux desktops no greater disruption than Windows

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Fri Aug 15 22:49:03 EST 2003

One of the world's largest IT companies is declaring that the Linux 
desktop will capture 20% of the market for desktop computers in large 
enterprises within 5 years.


McNutt went on to say that Ximian's suite -- consisting of a Gnome-based 
Linux desktop, Evolution mail and calendar app, a tweaked OpenOffice 
suite, and Red Carpet admin tools -- can be deployed in very large 
enterprises at lower cost and with no greater disruption than a Windows 
upgrade, and with significant savings going forward. McNutt says that 
Linux will save 20% to 30% in administration costs, 50% in hardware costs, 
and 80% in licensing fees.


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