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451 CAOS Theory: Part II: Shuttleworth on Dapper, Linux on the Desktop & Enterprise Adoption

Jun 02, 2006, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Selby)

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"We put it to Shuttleworth: what's the biggest barrier to enterprise adoption of Linux on the desktop in the enterprise.

"Mark Shuttleworth: 'The primary barrier I think is pure inertia, effectively, and the fact that you're dealing with enormously complex interoperating systems. The advantage I think we are starting to benefit from in all of that is that, as companies and offices have become more distributed, more used to working using Internet protocols effectively as the glue that holds everybody together, to the extent that you support those protocols and are able to make employees full participants in the corporate workflow, the desktop is less and less of a particular issue...'"

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