Groklaw: Linux is Cheaper, More Reliable and Secure, Encourages Innovation

“I was reading Information Week’s report on the Linux market.
Information Week Research conducted a study to measure corporate
use of Linux and Open Source software in January 2005. The results
are stunning. ‘Nearly 90% of companies we surveyed anticipate a
jump in server licenses for Linux. No other product comes close to
these expectations–not Windows, Macintosh or Unix.’ The report
predicts that ‘Linux server and PC licenses are expected to climb
dramatically over the next two years, due in part to the perceived
need for an alternative to Windows.’

“And why this need for an alternative? A combination of three
factors, lower costs, reliability and worries about security issues
in Microsoft’s products seem to be the dominant drivers…”


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