The Case For Small Businesses Adopting Open Source PCs


Entrepreneur: The Case For Small Businesses Adopting Open Source PCs

Katherine Noyes three reasons for embracing open source computing might run counter to most small business owners’ perceptions: it’s entirely free, it just works and support is included. Moving to open source computing is still a big step, though. Proceed with caution.


“For many small business users, all the rational arguments for using open source software like Linux make a great deal of sense: It’s free, customizable, compatible, and it’s free of vendor lock-in, to name just a few.

When it comes down to the wire at purchase time, however, many fall prey to one or more of the frequently perpetuated myths out there, and vague fears of incompatibility or a lack of support or something else drive them right back into Redmond’s waiting arms.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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