Computer Technology Review: The Value of Linux for the SMB Market
Dec 03, 2006, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Welder)
"Linux is here to stay. As the computing industry's fastest
growing operating system, some analysts predict that Linux will
surpass Microsoft Windows in new server shipments in just a few
years. This represents a significant growth opportunity for
solution providers as Forrester Research estimates that 50 percent
of SMBs would consider open source for desktop applications and 38
percent would consider open source for database applications. As
the technology continues to mature, it's becoming easier for
solution providers to implement, allowing SMBs to overcome the real
and imagined roadblocks to adoption.
"Linux, a low-cost, multi-platform operating system that scales
from PC desktops to mainframe computers, rivals Microsoft Windows
with regard to performance and reliability..."