"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
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