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InfoWorld: Gartner: Desktop Linux Savings Overstated

Sep 11, 2003, 17:30 (50 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gillian Law)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Using a Linux OS (operating system) might save you money on your servers, but most enterprises shouldn't expect to see the same cost saving if they switch their Microsoft Corp. Windows desktops over, a report from Gartner Inc. said Wednesday.

"In the latest of a series of Linux versus Windows papers to be published by research companies recently, Gartner said that while many servers are dedicated to running a single application, and can therefore be replaced quite easily, the desktop environment is more difficult. Most workers use many different applications, all of which would have to be replaced or rewritten, it said..."

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