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Linux-Windows gap to remain for five years

Oct 14, 2009, 14:03 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Lachal said: "Usability is not a problem with Linux, but the issue lies with application support."

"John Brand, Hydrasight's research director, said in an e-mail interview such support issues have plagued Linux, and still do. "The majority of organizations still find application incompatibility and lifecycle management an issue for Linux-based desktops," he said.

"Linux can be suitable for "light use" by some members of a company, but this mix-and-match approach where both Windows and Linux platforms are deployed is not typically considered cost-effective, Brand explained."

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