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Corporate Resistance to the Adoption of Linux and Open Source Applications

Oct 12, 2007, 04:30 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kenneth Hess for this link. ]

"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...?"

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