[svlug] Why Linux will win and Micro$oft will lose

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Sun Nov 11 12:13:01 PST 2001


Felipe Leme wrote:
> 
> jeffrey l koehn wrote:
> 
> >That's right, Linux will be on every desktop
> >and server because the all American Dollar rules.
> >
> 
> I wish it was that simple...
> 
> >Why?
> >Because of The Big Picture:
> >1)Lower Cost ( The Linux Kernel doesn't cost anything)
> >
> That's true for you and me. But for the others (mainly in the
> enterprises), there are the indirect costs of changing, like learning a
> new environment, support, training, etc... At long term, changing to
> linux would pay for that, but then you would need to break the
> Dilbert-like-management-mentality barrier...
> 
> >2)Open-source Kernel
> >3)The "GPL, Linux, Open-Source Kernel"
> >
> Again, that is really important for us and for some companies, but it
> doesn't matter for, let's say,  a CEO's secretary or a tele-marketing op.
> 
> Don't get me wrong: I'm in your side, but I'm afraid you're dreaming too
> high :)

  why do you think so? reality is that linux is gaining ground
everywhere... and the more there is the easier it is to grow...

	erik




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