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osOpinion: Open Source - The Perfect Company To Work For

Nov 06, 2001, 12:49 (11 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"...There is a huge proprietary software company in the northwest portion of the United States that got into its current dominant position by providing 80 percent of the functionality of competing products for 50 percent of their cost. Linux is simply pushing this same basic concept to the next level.

When Linux (and various open source products) provide 90 percent or more of the functionality of competing products for 0 percent of the cost, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the fat penguin lady (Mrs. Tux?) has entered the auditorium and is headed for the stage.

When I started a new job several months ago, only one of my fellow developers had an active interest in Linux. Now, all of them either have done so already or plan on installing Linux on computers at their homes."

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