So Linux can save companies from a bad economy, huh? Yes, it is free. Yes, you pay minimal cost for support compared to MSFT. But has anyone calculated the cost for the move? Has anyone calculated the cost of training, the huge helpdesk support cost, the time to make the move, the time to retool applications, etc? While I agree with Steven that it would be cheaper, there are other costs to look at here. It is a shame, but MSFT still has a huge strangle hold. It is lessening, but it is still there. So basically, I like the idea, but I don’t like it when people don’t consider reality.
And the ol’ unpatched Windows box will be owned in less than 5 minutes is getting old. How many distro’s of Linux would make it longer?
As always, not a MSFT fanboy. Just a realist.