"Still, open-source software can be much quicker to
acquire and implement in a large organization, because such
software circumvents the often extremely complicated procurement
process such companies go through to buy anything; and avoiding the
hassles of maintaining software licenses is another advantage.
"I like speed - I can get stuff from the Web or any FTP server
really fast," he said.
By introducing Linux on a small, "temporary" scale, advocates
can open the door to larger-scale, longer-term enterprise
implementations down the road, Visser added."