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SearchOpenSource: Breaking Down Barriers to Linux Desktop Adoption

Feb 27, 2006, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by MiMi Yeh)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Do you think Linux can compete with Microsoft on the desktop?

"Bacon: Sure. The one thing that people tend to get wrapped up in [is:] 'Everything should work.' If you take Windows and, for argument's sake, deduce that it performs five hundred functions, the typical business or home user may only use a hundred or fifty of those functions. The Linux desktop can probably achieve nearly all of those functions, but many people disregard its suitability irrespective of the fact that they may not need many of the features. Good IT is about applying a solution to a need..."

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