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The Hidden Roadblock--What is Stopping SMB Adoption of GNU/Linux?

May 09, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Leyba)

"When considering moving a Small to Mid-size Business (SMB) client over to GNU/Linux or talking to someone who is considering the same, there frequently is a 'but' somewhere during the process. The hesitation is one that is rarely talked about, or one that I have rarely heard; the lack of specialized applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

"According to the Small Business Administration, small firms in the U.S., those with fewer than 500 employees, represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms..."

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