Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Nov 2005 08:45 UTC, submitted by sebFlyte
Linux Following up on their tests to work out which Linux distribution works best for business, ZDNet has taken a look at the wider issue of whether or not Linux is actually ready to replace Windows on the majority of Windows desktops.
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Because it's too limited(Software wise)!
by RawMustard on Tue 29th Nov 2005 09:19 UTC
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2005-10-10

Title says it all! Unless all you do is type letters and send and receive emails, what can linux do in most businesses?

It's a no show in the manufacturing sector where I come from, so I bet others from different sectors will say the same thing! So then the problem of interoperability with other systems becomes a problem, how's is linux going to solve those problems?

Where am I going to get CAD/CAM software to run my 5 axis machining centre's, or my wire cut machines, or where am I going to get software to program my Baldor drives, my Seimans PLC's, where can I get Partmaker or Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks for linux?

How am I going to make the tools that make the computers that linux is going to run in all these offices?

Linux needs another 10 years minimum and then you have to convince everyone it's actually going to be better for them, which it is far from doing in its present state!

The world does not run on Doc files and Web-Servers alone you know - just thought I'd remind you guys of that!

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