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Linux Is In Business and Business Is Good

Jan 30, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

"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 the "meeting""

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