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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Beyond the Survey: IT Pros Sound Off on Linux Desktops

Mar 19, 2003, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John H. Terpstra)

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"Correspondents pointed out that a great number of people are still running Windows 9X on older hardware. A migration to Microsoft (MS) Windows XP will invariably result in the need to purchase new hardware. The total per system cost of such a migration is at least five times higher than migration to Linux.

"Several who replied noted that they are confused as to how bad (or good) Linux really is. They added that, given the much higher cost of complete system replacement, it might be worth experimenting with Linux.

"The fact that there is just no equivalent to TurboTax for Linux is find that a problem, three writers said. (Part of one of these responses is reproduced below.) Another lamented the problem of lack of interoperability of CAD/CAM between Linux and Windows..."

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