Linux Adoption Delayed

OK, so the Linux adoption is a bit slow. Who’s to really blame though?

A mere 3.2 percent of business users will have Linux or other open source office productivity applications running on their computers by 2008, says a new study from Gartner Research.

To anyone who has been following open source over the past several years, this number comes as a marked surprise. Linux in particular was expected to have much higher adoption rates by now, driven by the dual attractions of perceived lower cost of ownership and the flexibility of the open source model, in which underlying code can more easily be customized. [Read the rest]