Unlocking The Future: Open Source Opportunities In Custom Systems

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| Where Maser sees opportunities for open source at Seneca is in the desire for
| customers to load operating systems based on Linux or Red Hat Inc.. "What
| we're starting to see customers coming to us to provide the installation we
| provide on the Microsoft side on the Linux side," he said. "Several customers
| are coming to us looking for the latest and greatest version of Red Hat,
| because they want the support—typically the issue with open source is not the
| writing and building out of code; a lot of it is about support."
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http://www.crn.com/white-box/207100859


Recent:

Moving to Linux : Why the increased demand?

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| Linux is gaining. It’s almost impossible to miss, even for non-techies. Not
| only that, those non-techies are demanding it. Linux interest is spreading,
| perhaps driven by the dissatisfaction with the latest OS from Redmond.
|
| [...]
|
| These days, even the Micro$ofties are running Linux. You have got to love
| that.
|
| On top of this, there is a younger generation coming up that is more
| tech-savvy. They also more freedom and options. They want to explore
| possibilities. Linux offers the ability to do this. Especially as it develops
| and becomes better. *
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http://www.suseblog.com/?p=286


Related:

Desktop Linux on the Rise, Linux Foundation Reports

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| For starters, almost 20,000 self-selected users filled out this year's survey
| compared with fewer than 10,000 in 2006's survey.
|
| [...]
|
| In those businesses and organizations that have deployed Linux desktops, 39.5
| percent are running Linux on more than half of their machines.
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...119TX1K0000594