"You recently conducted an SMB survey with businesses
considering a Windows-to-Linux migration. Could you give a little
background on the survey and describe what you found?
"Mike Sheffey: We surveyed 140 small to medium
businesses (SMBs) that have been considering migrating from Windows
to Linux. These companies represented various industries using
primarily Microsoft technologies. The topics that we covered were
related to the adoption of Linux within their organization and the
barriers to adoption. The general feedback was that the most
challenging issue of migrating to Linux was the impact on the user
(loss of productivity) and the fact that core business applications
don't run on Linux..."