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Where Are The Linux Workplaces?
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| Looks like most reasons Linux is not being
| adopted in the workplace are based on false
| assumptions and incorrect perceptions. How can
| we promote Linux adoption in the workplace?
| Seems to me the answer lies in educating and
| informing the âpowers that beâ in IT
| departments. Talking to managers in terms they
| understand, emphasizing reduced costs and
| increased productivity. Reduced cost because of
| the license savings, increased productivity
| because less time is spent applying service
| packs and patches, and the chances of catching
| a virus drop to near zero.
| Convincing managers to give Linux a try is
| easier said than done, I know, but Rome wasnât
| built in a day.
Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly
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| Despite this ABI Research published some
| new data last month and the results may
| surprise you. They place the 2009 market
| share for Linux on netbooks at 32% with 11
| million units preloaded with Linux shipping
| this year. In an interview with
| DesktopLinux.com, Jeffrey Orr of ABI makes
| clear that dial boot machines (i.e.: the
| Acer Aspire One AOD250-1613) and machines
| that are purchased with Windows but later
| have Linux loaded do not count in the 32%
| number. That number is pure Linux sales.
| This data confirms comments made first by
| Jay Pinkert and later by Todd Finch of Dell
| that one third of their netbooks sales are
| Linux machines and that there is no higher
| return rate for Linux systems than there is
| for ones sold with Windows preloaded.
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