DesktopLinux.com: My Desktop Odyssey Update
Apr 05, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael C. Barnes)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to klm for this link.
"I received many comments regarding my previous article on
desktop solutions. Many readers believe that my article was too
favorable to Microsoft Windows XP compared to the available
GNU/Linux desktops. Some believe that I understated the security
advantages of GNU/Linux while others simply felt that I was
applying a bias towards Microsoft XP over GNU/Linux.
"The purpose of my comparisons is for organizations looking to
adapt a solution for their enterprise. The conclusions might not be
as appropriate for individuals or hobbyists. The fundamental answer
that I am trying to find is whether or not there are real
alternatives for the x86 desktop other than Microsoft Windows.
"I tried to show that users have a choice of running Open Source
applications on Microsoft Windows or they can run commercial
software on GNU/Linux. The most expensive solution would be to run
all commercial software on Microsoft Windows, but considerable
savings could be achieved by integrating a few Open Source
solutions to the desktop..."