Five more   commonmyths aroundOpen Source  adoption
Five morecommon myths around OpenSource adoptionThere are numerous myths out there about Open Source software which contin...
1. There is no commercialsupport out there for OpenSource software.
1. There is no commercialsupport out there for OpenSource software.Several leading ITconsultancies offer a rangeof support...
2. It’s all about GNU/Linux vsMS Windows as anotherchallenge to Microsoft.
2. It’s all about GNU/Linux vsMS Windows as anotherchallenge to Microsoft.             The bottom line in the world of    ...
More recently, distributions  of GNU/Linux such as Ubuntu Linux  and Linux Mint 12 have made GNU/   Linux much more popula...
3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware.
3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware.     One of the outstanding features of Open Source ...
3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware.           One of the outstanding features of Open S...
4. There isno money tobe made onOpen Sourcesoftware.
4. There isno money tobe made onOpen Sourcesoftware.
5. Open Source is trying tocatch up with Microsoft andthe commercial world.
5. Open Source is trying tocatch up with Microsoft andthe commercial world.Actually, it’s the other way around.The Open So...
Mark Shuttleworth,     the founder of Canonical Ltd, has done a lot towards improvingthe penetration of Open Source intoth...
At a recent Gartner Open Source event in Barcelona, one ofthe speakers memorably said: “If you haven’t got OpenSource in y...
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Five More Common Myths Around Open Source Adoption

  1. 1. Five more commonmyths aroundOpen Source adoption
  2. 2. Five morecommon myths around OpenSource adoptionThere are numerous myths out there about Open Source software which continue to spread despite lack of evidence. Here, we debunk five more of the most common:
  3. 3. 1. There is no commercialsupport out there for OpenSource software.
  4. 4. 1. There is no commercialsupport out there for OpenSource software.Several leading ITconsultancies offer a rangeof support options forOpen Source systems andsoftware (including theSystems Managementspecialist LinuxIT, wehasten to add!)
  5. 5. 2. It’s all about GNU/Linux vsMS Windows as anotherchallenge to Microsoft.
  6. 6. 2. It’s all about GNU/Linux vsMS Windows as anotherchallenge to Microsoft. The bottom line in the world of IT is that you want something that just works - and keeps on working without any fuss or hassle. This is what Open Source software is all about. It’s the hard working engine that keeps you on the go - either in your office or on mobile devices.
  7. 7. More recently, distributions of GNU/Linux such as Ubuntu Linux and Linux Mint 12 have made GNU/ Linux much more popular on the desktop. With its endless choice of configurable desktops, GNU/Linux has made itself popular with bothinformed and less educated computer users alike. Open Source doesn’t just appeal to anti-commercial types; it’s popular with anyone who wants the best software.
  8. 8. 3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware.
  9. 9. 3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware. One of the outstanding features of Open Source software is that it is inherently reliable; because many hands and eyes have worked on the code.
  10. 10. 3. Open Source software is of alower quality than proprietarysoftware. One of the outstanding features of Open Source software is that it is inherently reliable; because many hands and eyes have worked on the code. You can do anything with Open Source office suites that you can do with proprietary office suites. Don’t believe us? Try using Google Docs and discover how much easier it makes your life.We’re sure you’ve heard that the Higgs boson particle could nothave been discovered without GNU/Linux; it’s used at both CERN andFermilab. If it’s good enough for the finest scientists in the world...
  11. 11. 4. There isno money tobe made onOpen Sourcesoftware.
  12. 12. 4. There isno money tobe made onOpen Sourcesoftware.
  13. 13. 5. Open Source is trying tocatch up with Microsoft andthe commercial world.
  14. 14. 5. Open Source is trying tocatch up with Microsoft andthe commercial world.Actually, it’s the other way around.The Open Source web server isway ahead of current proprietaryofferings. The internet could nothave come into being if it hadrelied upon proprietary softwarelicences. On the desktop, manyGNU/Linux users have noticedthat MS Windows 7 and 8 looksmysteriously like their owndesktop...
  15. 15. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd, has done a lot towards improvingthe penetration of Open Source intothe commercial market; in fact, Dellnow sells laptops with Ubuntu Linux preloaded. Using Ubuntu Linux, you can install a Samba server and shareyour company’s documents across large or small networks. You can also run virtualization applications on such a server, allowing you to run and use any operating system or application over the network.
  16. 16. At a recent Gartner Open Source event in Barcelona, one ofthe speakers memorably said: “If you haven’t got OpenSource in your business you haven’t got a business”.The time is ripe for your business to transfer to OpenSource systems and software - what are you waiting for? To learn more about Linux, download our free eGuide ‘From Classroom to Boardroom: the Linux journey’ now! Download Now

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