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ZDNet/Tech Republic: Research shows Linux support

Nov 19, 2001, 15:14 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Artner)
"One of the gating factors that keeps CIOs from making the decision to move from one operating system (OS) to another is the ability of the IT staff to support the new software. It takes time and money to train your staff on new software, and moving the entire organisation to a new OS is a particularly daunting challenge.

However, if you're considering moving some or all of your applications to Linux, you may be in luck. While Linux is a long way from being the networking OS of choice in the enterprise, many IT professionals have worked with the open source software on their own. In this article, we'll examine what TechRepublic Research has learned about the ability of organisations to support Linux.

Recently, TechRepublic Research conducted extensive surveys of IT professionals to determine their current and future OS plans. We've compiled the results in our Benchmarks, Trends, and Forecasts: Linux Report."

Complete Story [ Mainly a teaser for a survey, but interesting numbers nonetheless. -ed. ]

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