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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Desktop Linux is a Tall, But Not Impossible, Leap

Nov 25, 2003, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Kucharik)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Some IT managers believe that an enterprise desktop migration from Windows to Linux would be very difficult. Is that true?

"Berenstein: Every corporation that has looked into this has heard it is going to be very expensive. They hear that wide-area deployment and remote management of computers within a large corporate network will require either hiring specialized Linux IT people or training our current Microsoft IT people to learn what to do when they're using a Linux system.

"Still, isn't users' familiarity with Microsoft Office the biggest barrier to enterprise adoption of desktop Linux?

"Berenstein: The driving philosophy behind what Xandros has done is to arrange it so that when people look at and use it, they have no idea they're not doing it in Windows..."

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