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Old 04-27-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Report: Linux adoption highest among APAC SMBs


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Linux server adoption among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) is reportedly 25 percent higher in the Asia-Pacific region than it is in the United States, and growing faster than the worldwide average, says a new study by Springboard Research and Spiceworks.

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Old 04-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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Now I see why the IIPA is so worried. Third world countries are adopting open source to cut costs, and so there is no room for the big boys to come in and tell the other countries how they should run things. I have a feeling that open source is no longer a question of just freedom, but can lead to issue of national sovereignty, since the IIPA would like nothing more but to stick their grubby fingers into these countries, and force them to use proprietary software, when clearly they are doing just fine with OSS.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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I'm not surprised by this at all. Running my business on Linux has saved us a pantload of dough and made several exploratory projects affordable. To be honest, the question is why are US businesses lagging so far behind when confronted with some easy savings.
 
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To be honest, the question is why are US businesses lagging so far behind when confronted with some easy savings.
Could be a number of reasons, they don't have the resources available to make the transition, they might actually be happy(?) with their proprietary solution, or perhaps the biggest reason, FUD. They don't want to get any 'letters' threatening 'legal prosecution' over something that is not even illegal in the first place, but they don't want to 'chance' it.

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Old 04-27-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yeah, it is probably a combination of FUD and plain old inertia. Nobody ever got fired for buying Microsoft. However, the clown on one of our recent projects who absolutely insisted on running Oracle on Windows should have been.
 
  


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