"Still, the panel seemed to indicate that many still see Linux
as just a cheaper alternative to Windows, rather than an operating
system that has its own advantages. In the education example, for
example, Lenovo's Kobs explained the appeal of Linux as a "low cost
computing solution." "Looking at the business offering, one of the
things we continue to look at on a regular basis is price," Kobs
said. "It is one of the most important things.""