Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2005 14:08 UTC
Novell and Ximian The high costs of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will be the catalyst that encourages more companies to seriously consider moving to desktop Linux, according to open source and networking company Novell on Monday.
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RE: ..or not
by Finalzone on Mon 12th Sep 2005 18:27 UTC in reply to "..or not"
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- Ubuntu is not Linux, it is a Linux distro.
- Drivers: Windows alone has a problem as well therefore it is no different. For example, Windows XP won't recognize Epson Stylus CX4600 while Ubuntu or Fedora 4(I use it) will do thanks to their frequent updates. That's why manufactures usually provide CDs for installing driver for Windows.
- Codecs: Windows XP comes with mp3 support and its own formats (asx, wma, etc) but does not include other formats like real, quicktime.
- Games: they represent a few percentages compared to console games like Playstation 2 or Xbox.

Also the money is no problem, since most users get Windows for free, that's a fact...I bet even my granma could find and download Windows in a matter of minutes.
Compared the initial PC specification without Windows with another without. Do the math.

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