[LINK] Linux poised for desktop failure: Gartner
Fri Nov 15 10:16:13 EST 2002
On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:58:06 +1100 (EST), you wrote:
>In talking about TCO, Sargeant states:
>"They [users] will probably be deploying a number of licensed products on
>a Linux base. So they have to ask themselves if, at the end of the day,
>they will save money."
The stumbling block for many large corporates is the total cost of
conversion of the desktop. Our company uses hundreds of custom
applications, many written in old versions of VB, with many of the
developers long since gone. The cost and time to rewrite all our
line-of-business applications from scratch would be enormous.
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