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New Study Shows Linux Desktop Growing Stronger

May 21, 2009, 13:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The new report "Linux on the Desktop: Lessons from Mainstream Business Adoption," conducted by Freeform Dynamics and sponsored by IBM, showed that Linux desktops were easier to implement than IT staff expected if they targeted the right groups of users, such as general professional users, who have moderate and predictable use of e-mail and office tools.

"Among the 1,275 IT professionals from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries across Western Europe and the Nordics surveyed for the report, some interesting figures jumped out in the results, such as 71 percent of the respondents are motivated by cost savings and that Linux desktops are easier to deploy than expected."

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