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LXer: How Microsoft's Enterprise Desktop Stifles Linux and How to Fix it

Nov 15, 2005, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Advocates of open source initiatives seem puzzled by their inability to penetrate the Enterprise desktop market. How can you blame them? From a technical perspective, the main Linux distributions provide a superior operating system and user experience at a lower cost. As you will see, that's the same strategy Microsoft originally used to capture the market.

"The root cause of Microsoft's hold looks insidious. Even the best market strategists I know have failed to recognize the inapparent reason Microsoft maintains a commanding lead in the desktop space. I have explained how to break Microsoft's hold so many times that I am puzzled by the glaze over executive's eyes..."

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