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NewsFactor: Microsoft Removal 101

Jun 11, 2003, 08:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Ryan)

[ Thanks to Nilch for this link. ]

"Organizations thinking of terminating Windows desktop licenses and removing the de facto industry standard operating system from their networks finally have a legitimate basis for undertaking such a high-risk switch. Linux desktop distributions are gaining in momentum and functionality, and Microsoft's controversial licensing policies are making Windows maintenance costly.

"So, is Microsoft removal possible? Although the labor and costs required to make such a switch can be daunting, some organizations--guitar string manufacturer Ernie Ball, for example--have made successful attempts. But for most organizations, removing Microsoft from the desktop may seem so difficult that they give up before they even try..."

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