Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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RE[2]: Yeah right
by SteveB on Tue 31st May 2011 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah right"
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Your CIO must be fired.

It's not my CIO. It is the CIO of the customers company.

He could save a lot of your company's money by getting a VLK license. My company had used a VLK license for Windows XP for almost 7 years when the decision to move to Windows 7 was made a few months back. For the Office part, we're still using the same VLK license we 'bought' almost 4 years ago. That's what VLK really is for. It's much more flexible than OEM license.

They did the move to Ubuntu long ago and so far it has been a success. A VLK might have saved the company some money regarding licensing costs but licensing costs is just a minor part of the total costs and so far the Ubuntu systems are cheaper than their old Windows systems.

My Ubuntu 8.04 LTS installation (three years old), on the other hand, no longer receives security update and thus has now been practically obsolete. Let's not bring up discussion about what new software package can be easily installed there.

Your Ubuntu 8.04 LTS installation is a standalone installation. Right? That particular customer manages their installations. You can not compare your standalone install with their fully managed installation.

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