Desktop Linux survey

Posted on Thursday, Dec 01 2005 @ 10:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux Working Group (DTL) has published the results of a month-long online survey focused on determining the key issues driving Linux on desktop PCs as well as the major problems to Linux desktop adoption.
"What was most surprising to us was probably the top two reasons given for deploying Linux on the desktop," OSDL's Principal Analyst Dave Rosenberg told Ziff Davis Internet. "It's not TCO (total cost of ownership), or security, or lack of license fees. It was 'employees requesting Linux (user demand)' and because 'my competitors have successfully deployed Linux.' "
You can check it out over here to read the intriguing results.


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