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Can We Afford Not to Use Linux?

Nov 13, 2007, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)


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"As I was doing some research for another article, I ran across a forum in which small business users were discussing why they wanted a particular software product (Quickbooks) ported to Linux. One poster's comments caught my attention. What he said convinced me that all small businesses should be running Linux on their desktops.

"'As a small business owner I can afford the cost of Microsoft, I just can't afford the time anymore. I've had the host running QB go down, get new hardware installed, only to not be able to 'activate' Windows. Can't run a business that way! I don't mind paying for Windows, I just can't have it prevent me from doing my business. I'm switching everything to SuSE Linux. I'm pushing all my clients that way too...!'"

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"For any parent, myself included, setting your kids loose on the net is a daunting prospect. We have to do it because the net is a fact of life--it's in our schools, the workplace, public libraries and in many if not most homes of the developed world. Therefore, do we really have any option but to give them Linux?

"When I first conceived this article I considered giving it the title 'can we afford to let our kids use Windows online...'"

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