does Ubuntu get the enterprise?

Jerry Haltom wasabi at
Fri Jan 26 01:17:54 GMT 2007

As somebody in charge of a piece of "the enterprise", nobody really
gives a damned what the "freedom rating" of the product is. It isn't
ideological in any case I've ever seen.

It really is about the TCO.

Right now, on the desktop, in the enterprise, usually, Windows wins.
When we reverse that, we will win. It is that simple. Nothing more.
There is no conspiracy.

In some server applications, we win. Some. Same deal.

Support availability goes directly to TCO.

The purchasing cost of the software doesn't magically increase it's TCO.
It decreases a small portion of it directly. A very, very small portion.
Indirectly it has the POTENTIAL to decrease a lot more of it. Not enough
to fix bug #1 on it's own, either way.

Jerry Haltom <wasabi at>

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