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The migration from one version of Windows to another for an organization that size is a multi-year effort requiring lots of high-level system administrators.
continuing to run that many systems, of whatever type requires lots of high-level system administrators.
Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 16, 2013 7:44 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
That's not true for small and medium companies, though.
Posted Feb 16, 2013 15:43 UTC (Sat) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Sure. That's why it makes sense for large organizations to move to Linux. That's not true for small and medium companies, though.
Migration is expensive and you are right... small and medium companies will find it expensive and painful. Proprietary vendors have them by the short hairs.
We were smart, however. We didn't migrate to Linux. We started out with Linux from the get-go. That's one reason we can keep our costs low and in many cases undercut our competitors.
In my business, running an all-Linux shop has proven to be a significant competitive advantage. I like the fact that small and medium competitors are struggling under the burden of proprietary crap like Windows.
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