oneline article: "Debian Alliance on The Horizon"

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Tue Aug 9 15:27:51 CDT 2005

Corey Burger wrote:
> All those 95,98, 2000 desktops exist because it costs money (software
> and often new hardware) to run the latest stuff. 

If it was true, Linux would already dominate the desktop OS market.

 > Moving to the next
 > version of Ubuntu is not likely to cost either.

Cost of license is only one of many annoyance associated with an OS 
upgrade.  More important, IMHO, is the amount of effort that have to be 
expanded to do the upgrade, both from the IT perspective and from the 
users perspective.  This is especially true for SMB that do not have 
full-time IT staff.  They have the "if it is not broken, why fix it" 
outlook, and quite rightly so (from their point of view).  For them, an 
OS with a long horizon of support is a good thing, as it let them use 
their computer for its intended without having to worry about upgrade 
and such nonsense.

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