"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..."