We strongly advocate use of open source. Here are some reasons:
- Vendor independent ( your app / service will live even if your original vendor stops support/operations.
- Cost advantage for start-ups
- Better ROI
- Scalable ( read – check out Facebook )
- Read this report by one other than IDC
Microsoft : Releases Skype for Linux v4 ( June 2012 )
Cloud: Mostly runs on LAMP (AWS / RackSpace)
Open Office: Decent replacement for MS Office. Yes MS office is leagues ahead. But then how many of us are MS Office power users.
Web : Google Releases Google Docs / Drive – Freemium.
Many banks Secure their networks with open-source solutions.
Tech Side ( 2007 )
Some days ago we had moved a few machines to Linux. The whole experience was wonderful. One of our developers wanted Flash 8 or above . Intially we could not find one. Later we discovered that Flash 8 plugin was not released for Liunx . Worried , DONT BE! All you need is this http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html. YES indeed FLASH PLAYER 9 FOR LINUX.
Enjoy this .