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Advogato: Plan for a Corporate Desktop

Aug 13, 2004, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Walters)

"People often assert that maybe, perhaps Linux is acceptable for the desktop. Having used corporate desktops at a dozen companies and having the priviledge of designing IT from the ground up I have a few things to say here. Microsoft Windows on the desktop has problems, but I contend the things that it completely fails to attempt are more important than the things it does badly.

"I'd like to share some practical insights from my experience rolling out corporate desktops. I've climbed the ladder, going all the way from the bottom, and I've seen the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I'm a better person for it, and without these lessons, I couldn't possibly understand what's wrong with the modern desktop, or how to do it correctly..."

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