"Often, and as we recommend as professional consultants with
HeliOS Solutions; businesses should choose a few non
mission-critical machines and get used to the system as well as the
concept of an Open Source Community. They can see first-hand the
advantages and pitfalls without taking any of the risk.
"Most CEO's and CFO's believe, and rightly so in most
cases...You Get What You Pay For, or...If It Sounds Too Good To Be
True, It Probably Is. Unfortunately, it is difficult to convince
someone responsible for an entire business that Linux is the
exception to that rule. I note with a bit of humor that Microsoft
sales and licensing agents like to quote the first belief system ad
nauseum. It was the first thing out of the agent's mouth when a
company I worked for was visited by the local Microsoft guy here in
Austin. He was there to try to salvage the account. Having been the
person who did the migration, I was asked by my CEO to sit in on
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