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Re: [SLE] How to explain benefits of Linux for corporate droids?
  • From: dep <dep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 16:28:55 -0400
  • Message-id: <200208021628.55226.dep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
begin Stephen Patterson's quote:
| On 02 Aug 02, Alex Daniloff (alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
| > Hello SuSE folks,
| >
| > One big company management is thinking about developing new
| > software product for engineering applications.
| > This software should include database, web and desktop
| > interfaces. There are two possible choices of OS for this
| > product.
| > Ether they should go with Windoze or make a leap into Linux.
| > Windoze is less stable and more spendy on license costs and
| > cost of additional software for DB and so on and so forth,
| > The company has commercial support from M$ and their executive
| > droids more familiar with Windows.
| > Money is not a big issue for them in this case.
| >
| > What arguments other than cost and license fees can be made to
| > convence
| > executives to give Linux a try.
| >
| > Thank you in advance for all thought and conciderations or other
| > sources of information.
| There are reports from some current corporate users at

another possibility is demoing via this:

the advantage being that it is *meant* to run from cd, does dhcp and
very good hardware detection on the fly, and runs on any machine that
has a cd reader, without altering any installed systems at all.
obviously, it is not the exact system one would seek to employ in an
enterprise, but it does serve to show that linux is powerful and all
grown up, which is a good first step before a test installation.
dep -- outside the box, barely within the
envelope, and no animated paperclip anywhere.

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