Linux on the desktop
Got any openings in IT there??
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From: "W. Scott Lockwood III" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 21, 2011 5:20 pm
Subject: Linux on the desktop
Can I ask, why do people thinkÂ* business is so hostile to the adoption of Linux on the desktop? Where I work, we have a several hundred (500 â€“ 700 depending on time of year) seat call center. It all runs DRBL. We use AFS for storage, Kerberos for authentication, Open LDAP for various things, and a soft phone, a web browser, and an email client for the reps. And weâ€™ve been doing it this way for quite some time now. Corporate users still use Windows, somewhat. IT, Dev, and QA do not, as a rule use Windows, but may if they want to. I do â€“ because I like to play EVE online in my off time (itâ€™s my only Winduhs box â€“ the other 5 in the house all run either Debian or Ubuntu â€“ except for my new Mint box, which Iâ€™m still undecided about). Even my phone now runs Linux. (R.I.P. Crackberry. :â€™()
Life is about choice. The right tool for the right job is the choice I like to make. We chose to make Linux on the desktop a reality because it cuts our cost per seat in half, and our administrative costs are lower as well. Security is no longer the nightmare it once was.
So â€“ whatâ€™s holding the rest of you back?
W. Scott Lockwood III
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