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."