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ConsultingTimes.com: Linux Desktop Underrated

Nov 27, 2003, 10:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Sam Hiser for this link. ]

Many writers have suggested that the first ever Desktop Linux Consortium conference, held November 10th near Boston, indicated a sign of the acceptance of Linux in the enterprise. As one of the speakers, I took my invitation as an opportunity to analyze the event. I walked away convinced that many of the speakers lacked the knowledge, will and/or ability to convey the real status of the Linux desktop. I felt they undersold the Linux Desktop. I note the exceptions later in the article.

"In dealing with the underselling of the Linux desktop by its proponents, I intend to show that desktop Linux can help enterprises now, especially those short of resources like city governments..."

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