Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 17, 2013 0:01 UTC (Sun) by dskoll
In reply to: Remote desktop vs. remote display
Parent article: LCA: The ways of Wayland
So that's $5k per year or $500 per user per year. WAY too much. Microsoft subscription for Windows + Office costs about $100-$150 per year per user (depending on required feature sets).
Even if that's true, that's the tip of the iceberg. Please add in costs for:
- CRM software. (We use SugarCRM.)
- Development tools. (We're a software development company.)
- Anti-virus. (We don't use AV.)
- Email software (Exchange and Outlook.)
- Phone system (We use Asterisk.)
- Issue-tracking system (We use RT.)
- Accounting software (We use Ledger-SMB.)
While some free software similar to the above is available for Windows, some is not and we'd end up having to pay for proprietary software.
Our existing software licensing budget is $0. Nothing. And our work flow is smooth and efficient. I simply can't see how Windows (or any other proprietary software) can compete.
You can argue all you want, but I invite you to come visit us and see how efficient and productive people are on Linux desktops. You have objections; I have 10+ years of real-world business experience on Linux.
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