Silicon.com: Desktop Linux--No Cost Savings, Says Barclays CTO
Dec 22, 2003, 20:30 (41 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is not a viable desktop proposition for most large
organisations because the service issues surrounding it negate any
cost savings on licence fees, according to the CTO of one of the
largest IT operations in the world.
"In an exclusive interview with silicon.com, Kevin Lloyd, CTO at
bank Barclays, said Linux on the desktop for most companies will be
limited to niche operational areas for many years to come.
"'Linux on the desktop--I understand the arguments, I understand
the availability of it, but it's not in this organisation and I
suspect it would be some time before you would see it at scale and
I don't think you'd ever see it, certainly not in my perspective,
on the desktop,' he said..."