[linux-elitists] Case Studies, Cost Analysis
Karsten M. Self
Sat Jun 15 19:56:14 PDT 2002
on Fri, Jun 14, 2002, Jeff Waugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been naughty, not collecting links about Free Software case studies in
> corporate environments, or cost analysis of large rollouts.
> I'm now speccing a setup for a trusted, widely known business in Australia,
> which consists of 500 desktops, three locations, and the server support for
> all. Exciting. :-) They're very interested in contributing back their
> findings and work, too. Very enlightened.
> Has anyone been filing these away for reference?
Desktop, server, embedded, or dedicated appliance? Rather different
stories. The latter three are well accepted, GNU/Linux is a major, if
not *the* major, player. Desktop's lagging, but the inertial resistance
is huge. Cracks are showing. Certainly there are many techies who are
100% Microsoft free, and a growing number of non-techies to boot.
Burlington Coat Factory; City of Largo, FL; numerous educational
implementations (see SEUL-edu); NASA; FermiLab, come to mind. Likewise
TiVo, the Zaurus.
"Ernie Ball's Breaking All The Rules" is an interesting story, more so
because the GNU/Linux angle is really just an incidental aspect:
...which is what it should be. OS choice shouldn't be a big deal.
From the Google search above and other sources:
I might add that Google itself is a success story.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
Microsoft offers them the one thing most business people will pay
any price for - the ability to say "we had no choice - everyone's
doing it that way."
-- Andrew Grygus http://www.aaxnet.com/
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