"We believe we can save 20 to 30 percent with Linux on
the desktop, but there's a difference between running Microsoft on
the desktop and how we see customers running Linux. We (see) people
running Linux desktops managed by Volution, or running Windows on
the desktop and accessing Linux through Tarantella.
But as the Internet becomes a more pervasive business model,
Linux will become a thin client, or a customized client. We are
moving away from monolithic clients to a desktop operating system
that will be more customized to fit the business need.
The challenge of the desktop is evolving. The traditional
monolithic desktop is not for Linux, but the evolving thin client
desktop is ideal for it. Something like 80 to 90 percent of
personal time is now spent in the browser, and as the Internet
becomes predominant use of desktop, applications will follow. As
the desktop becomes the browser, you will see Linux become the
predominant platform on devices that connect to the Internet."