“As the world increasingly moves from local applications to web-based and remote apps, the opportunities for Linux on the desktop have never been greater. Many organisations lack the resources to deploy Linux based desktops on a large scale. We have had experience deploying managing and deploying many thousands of Linux desktops across a country-wide infrastructure and this session will explain some of the methodology and benefits of doing so. The lessons learned at this session will be valuable for enterprises with 20 or 200,000 desktop systems.”
See Getting to the Future: Upgrading Windows Desktops to LinuxThe future is now, I suppose. Lots of folks still have fleets of PCs running That Other OS. They don’t need to spend the time, money and freedom that OS demands. They can have Free Software with GNU/Linux to access their web-applications just as they do from their smartphones and tablets. There just isn’t much reason to depend on a tyrannical single-source for software for your PCs. Free Software is software you can run, examine, modify and distribute according to the accompanying licence. What a refreshing change to more and more difficult commandments than God makes for your soul. The cost of a licence is ~$0 too. It’s a bargain. You get to keep your soul and your money.
When I was teaching the cost of maintaining That Other OS in the manner to which it had become accustomed was just too great. Instead of crippled IT with a huge share of money going to licensing, we switched to re-using older computers with GNU/Linux and laughed all the way to the bank. We had Free Software, $Free Hardware, no pain and we could put all our energy in IT into making a system that worked for us instead of some unwanted third party.