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Computer Technology Review: The Value of Linux for the SMB Market

Dec 03, 2006, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is here to stay. As the computing industry's fastest growing operating system, some analysts predict that Linux will surpass Microsoft Windows in new server shipments in just a few years. This represents a significant growth opportunity for solution providers as Forrester Research estimates that 50 percent of SMBs would consider open source for desktop applications and 38 percent would consider open source for database applications. As the technology continues to mature, it's becoming easier for solution providers to implement, allowing SMBs to overcome the real and imagined roadblocks to adoption.

"Linux, a low-cost, multi-platform operating system that scales from PC desktops to mainframe computers, rivals Microsoft Windows with regard to performance and reliability..."

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