Linux on desktop will be 'cheaper and more secure', claim vendors

    Date29 Sep 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A senior IT executive at a major pharmaceutical company summed up the challenge for Linux at the ZDNet UK IT Priorities conference when he asked one simple question: what are the benefits in migrating from Microsoft to Linux at the desktop? . . . A senior IT executive at a major pharmaceutical company summed up the challenge for Linux at the ZDNet UK IT Priorities conference when he asked one simple question: what are the benefits in migrating from Microsoft to Linux at the desktop?

    "What's my incentive? At my company we have 20,000 users in the UK; 12 use Apple Macs, everyone else uses Windows. I don't love Microsoft software and am open to change, but I can't see the value," he said.

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