New Study Shows Linux Desktop Growing Stronger
May 21, 2009, 13:04 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The new report "Linux on the Desktop: Lessons from Mainstream
Business Adoption," conducted by Freeform Dynamics and sponsored by
IBM, showed that Linux desktops were easier to implement than IT
staff expected if they targeted the right groups of users, such as
general professional users, who have moderate and predictable use
of e-mail and office tools.
"Among the 1,275 IT professionals from the UK, US, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, and other countries across Western Europe
and the Nordics surveyed for the report, some interesting figures
jumped out in the results, such as 71 percent of the respondents
are motivated by cost savings and that Linux desktops are easier to
deploy than expected."