Corporate Resistance to the Adoption of Linux and Open Source Applications
Oct 12, 2007, 04:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"So just what is it about Linux and Open Source that company
owners and executives don't like? Heavy hitters like IBM, Sun,
Oracle, Dell and HP don't seem to be making huge strides toward the
adoption of Linux. OpenOffice.org, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and a myriad
of other applications have not pushed Open Source programs or
Linux, in large numbers, to the world's Desktops or Servers. I
don't get it.
"Why do people inherently fear something for free? Is it because
we have been taught that you don't get something for nothing? Or is
it deeper than that? Do we feel that by using Microsoft's Operating
Systems and applications that we are somehow better off...?"