"This week, I turned my attention to Ubuntu. Ubuntu also
software does not claim to be suitable for big government or big
enterprise needs, but it does claim to be a desktop suitable for
use in numerous contexts. In the United States, a vicious vendor
lobby would attack Ubuntu and establish a bias against it. CIOs
would avoid the use of Ubuntu, out of an unwillingness to go beyond
initial impressions even though the software merits attention.
"Although such a bias often proves unfair, CIOs of American
organizations have proven to be more cautious about using
open-source software than are their counterparts in other parts of
the world. The scope of CIOs in US Federal government also is
limited by procurement protocols as well as by Microsoft's Windows
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