ComputerUser.com: Desktop Linux serves up big savings
Sep 21, 2001, 23:30 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maggie Biggs)
[ Thanks to Eugene von
Niederhausern for this link. ]
"But the vast majority of desktop users perform basic
functions using general-purpose software. Keeping in mind the
majority of users who mainly need general-purpose software on the
desktop, I was curious as to the overall cost and functional
differences between a general-purpose Red Hat Linux workstation and
a general-purpose Windows 2000 Professional desktop.
For my small-business desktop experiment, I compared two
identically equipped desktop systems--one running Red Hat Deluxe
Linux Workstation and the other running Windows 2000 Professional
(see chart). Running the Linux workstation was seven times less
expensive than running the equally outfitted Windows desktop.
With the exception of my project scheduling software, every
other piece of software on my Linux workstation was a commercially
available product. That meant that I could order training and
support to keep my staff up to date."
- Mojolin: Linux on the Desktop -- missing the mark(Sep 16, 2001)
- CRN: Linux's Desktop Dilemma(Sep 06, 2001)
- PCWorld.com: Linux Desktop Products Grow(Sep 01, 2001)
- InfoWorld: Go Linux Desktop Now(Aug 21, 2001)
- LinuxWorld/IDG: Does Linux have a future on the desktop?
(Aug 20, 2001)
- ZDNet i-Week: Intel: Linux Has 'No Place' On Desktop(Jun 21, 2001)
- ZDNet: If desktop Linux is viable, thank some unlikely
spokespeople(Jun 14, 2001)
- Three on the Desktop: Linux Myths 101 and Desktop Convergence by December.(Jun 14, 2001)
- ZDNet: Want Linux on your desktop? Nine reasons to forget about it(Jun 12, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Kick Butt and Take Names, Young Grasshopper(Jun 11, 2001)