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Groklaw: Linux is Cheaper, More Reliable and Secure, Encourages Innovation

Oct 14, 2005, 17:30 (9 Talkback[s])

"I was reading Information Week's report on the Linux market. Information Week Research conducted a study to measure corporate use of Linux and Open Source software in January 2005. The results are stunning. 'Nearly 90% of companies we surveyed anticipate a jump in server licenses for Linux. No other product comes close to these expectations--not Windows, Macintosh or Unix.' The report predicts that 'Linux server and PC licenses are expected to climb dramatically over the next two years, due in part to the perceived need for an alternative to Windows.'

"And why this need for an alternative? A combination of three factors, lower costs, reliability and worries about security issues in Microsoft's products seem to be the dominant drivers..."

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