Why do I advocate Linux 9049
I'm not sure that desktop computing will be significant in the foreseeable future. People like 'devices' which they can switch on, do a job, and switch off again, so for average people, a PVR in one box, and a game console in another is great. If they can get a cartridge or CD which lets them browse the web or do email or whatever using their HDTV display, then why would a typical home user want a desktop PC at all?
If we consider that most office workers are accessing systems for workflow & CRM purposes, then again, a dedicated access device or thin client or whatever will do the job for them, as well. A PS3 might seem like an odd choice, but if you can buy one, run your linux client natively, and display to a standard LCD TV, using a bluetooth keyboard, then why would a call centre want to use anything else? Okay, they'll have some big-iron, like linux cluster, as a back-end, with INAP or SIP interfaces into the call server to handle call queueing and management.
A much smaller number of office workers need email, web access, and maybe basic word-processing and drawing capabilities - again, thin clients are probably least expensive, particularly for mail, calendaring, meeting bookings etc.
Why do I advocate Linux 9050
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A very very small number of office workers will need something beyond that.
The last, very small group, are probably the only long-term desktop users there'll be.
Why do I advocate Linux 9051
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