Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Samba's Terpstra shoots down open source misinformation

"When I am asked, 'Why should I move to Linux?' my reply is usually, 'To do what?' So my first word of advice is to clarify the goals, objectives, purposes and return on investment that must be made to make the change.

Long story made short -- there is one option: How long does the business want to keep operating?

If there are no long-term goals, the decision to use Windows or Linux does not matter. If there is a strong desire to survive the current crunch profitably, then make the right choice."

Of course you have to have decision makers that can think past the end of thier nose, and maybe even past that nice little glass paperweight that the Microsoft sales rep gave them. Don't hold your breath.

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