"In the Big Physics community, Linux is quite popular. Having
met with numerous groups, Linux almost always comes up as a topic
of discussion and in many cases it's part of their labs roadmap for
rolling out control, test, and other systems. The first issue is
cost. Microsoft Windows costs $100 or more for each computer and
when you have hundreds of systems, it adds up to real money fast.
The second issue is support. Some claim that almost any problem
with Linux (seeking a driver, asking a technical question, etc.)
can be found on Google since the Linux community is quite
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