[Linux-aus] [link] Reuters: Global Linux adoption key to competition

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Fri Feb 27 12:03:12 UTC 2004

Unusually perceptive for Reuters, even though they're basically only quoting 
Matt Szulik:



    Linux is known as "open source" software because the basic
    programming code is shared freely for developers to tinker with
    and improve. This allowance for wide collaboration is what sets
    Linux apart from software developed by large technology
    companies that carefully guard their software code.

    The capacity for free-form development has made Linux attractive in
    countries outside the United States, where Microsoft's Windows
    operating system dominates, as those countries move away being
    dependent on U.S. technology providers.


    Not having to migrate from a legacy, or existing, proprietary system
    means greater freedom to adopt Linux, which would promote the use
    of the software, not only in companies but in educational and
    government systems as well, Szulik said.

    "We'll see enterprises take that cost down to under $100 a desktop,"
    he said.

Cheers; Leon

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