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Old 06-24-2001, 11:53 PM   #1
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Reasons for switching to Linux

I read some article that gave some real clearcut reasons fro switching from Windows to Linux. Does anyone know of an article or a site that gives these reasons? I am publishing a newsletter and would like to include it as one of my articles.

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Old 06-25-2001, 10:17 AM   #2
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i don't know of any particular articles but you can try this site out,
they usually seem to have good articles on all types of IT related stuff, and usually have good articles on Linux.
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There was something on this in an article at
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umm.. reasons to switch for what role? server? development platform? desktop?

I'd be hard-pressed to advocate the Linux desktop to the masses yet..

And in many other situations, the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for Linux would be too high in the short term for me to convincingly advocate.

That said, I think the progress is pretty darn strong.. if you are trying to get your organization to let _you_ switch for yourself, that's a different arguement than trying to argue for someone _else_ to switch. The burden of proof to get someone else to switch is _so_ much higher.

Besides.. it's a lot easier to get people to "try" than to "switch". It takes very little for me to try a new OS (or nearly anything), but if you want me to _switch_ to it, I am instantly defensive. It's a conditioned response I suspect many people have.


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