Civic.com: IT Shops Weigh the Pros and Cons of Linux

“With more and more hardware and software vendors coming out to
support it, observers say Linux is worth considering, even for
government agencies that have shied away from it in the past.

Government agencies have ‘the same problem everybody else
has…they have to set up a Web site, or a collaborative project,
and there’s no budget
for it,’ said Sandra Potter, research
director of Linux Services for Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based
market research firm. ‘Well, they’d have to be living under a
rock to not at least think of Linux.’

But IT shops looking at Linux still must weigh those well-known
pros with significant cons…”