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Linux welcomed on the desktop

May 22, 2009, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Saran)

"The study commissioned by IBM found that Linux PC adoption was driven by cost reduction. 71% of respondents indicated cost reduction as their primary driver for adoption, while 35% stated the ease of securing the desktop was another primary driver.

"The online survey of 1,275 IT professionals from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a spread of other countries across Western Europe and the Nordics found that transaction workers and general professional workers were more than twice as likely to be primary targets for desktop Linux adoption than mobile and creative staff. A majority of the respondents indicated that Linux desktop deployments to these targeted groups was easier than anticipated."

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