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ZDNet Australia: Linux or Windows? You Decide

Dec 21, 2002, 08:30 (20 Talkback[s])

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"We receive e-mail every week from sys admins fighting the open source cause (though often at the same time forced to work with Windows or Solaris, for example), or others who are happy with their Microsoft environments and telling everyone else to grow up.

"Those are two instances. Perhaps to get even more general, we could say there are millions of open source software advocates out there and one big closed source OS backer. That Microsoft is also the most successful OS vendor says something about millions of quiet Windows users. It's what politicians might have once called the Silent Majority.

"So who should you put your money on? This is one of the biggest questions in IT and not one we pretend we'll answer in the following 200 words. However, two recent analyst reports are instructive..."

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