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What Drives a Mass Linux Migration?

Jun 05, 2008, 23:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Why do large entities--be they companies or cities--decide to change operating systems? I'd like to think that, in the main, it is the cost factor that decides this--but that would not be correct. If that were true then we would be seeing mass migrations to Linux everywhere. No matter what the zealots say, in the long run, using Linux is much less of a strain on the purse than running Windows.

"In every case, there has to be a mover/shaker--either a politician (in the case of a city) or an educated CTO/CIO in the case of a corporation--who brings up the idea at an opportune time. And that time is most often when a whole host of Microsoft licences need to be renewed or an upgrade needs to be undertaken..."

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