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Scared or Oblivious: Australia's SMEs on Linux

Feb 29, 2008, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcus Browne)

"Australian SMEs aren't paying nearly enough attention to Linux considering the top priority for their IT managers is to 'reduce costs,' but despite the prevailing attitude, it won't take much for open source to have a far greater impact in the near future, according to research released today.

"A new report has predicted that the use of Linux by Australian SMEs will continue to grow steadily with little to no effort on behalf of distributors, although only seven percent of small businesses and 14 percent of medium businesses have a full server deployment of the software..."

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