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Atul Chitnis Exocore Consulting. The Corporate OpenSource Desktop. About me. Technology Consultant Appropriate Technologies Exocore Consulting Director and CTO PCQuest PCQ Linux Initiative Linux & OpenSource Since 1994. Agenda. The Ultimate Battle Perception v/s Reality

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Atul chitnis exocore consulting

Atul ChitnisExocore Consulting

The Corporate OpenSource Desktop


About me
About me

  • Technology Consultant

    • Appropriate Technologies

  • Exocore Consulting

    • Director and CTO

  • PCQuest

    • PCQ Linux Initiative

  • Linux & OpenSource

    • Since 1994


Agenda
Agenda

  • The Ultimate Battle

  • Perception v/s Reality

  • The Real State of Things



The ultimate battle1
The Ultimate Battle

  • The Server Battle is over

  • Unix and Linux servers

    • Domination increasing



Perceptions
Perceptions

  • Servers are invisible

  • “The Network is the Computer”

  • “The Desktop is the Computer”


Perceptions1
Perceptions

  • Visible side of computing

  • “He who controls the desktop...”

  • 250 Million Windows desktops

  • Applications and Services


Reality
Reality

  • Moving to the Web

    • Business functionality

    • Personal Productivity

  • PC Market has stagnated

  • Internet Devices are appearing

  • “.NET” is the new battle cry


Desktop issues
Desktop Issues

  • Obsolescence of equipment

  • Licensing costs

    • Per seat

    • Per annum

  • Security issues

    • Viruses

    • Crackers

  • Applications



Meet joe ramaswamy
Meet Joe Ramaswamy

  • Age: 27

  • Occupation: Manager

  • Education: Graduate

  • Experience: 4 years

  • Computer: Standard Pentium 3

  • Technical Savvy: Enough to get by


Joe s work pc requirements
Joe's Work PC Requirements

  • Wordprocessing

  • Spreadsheet

  • Presentations

  • Web Browsing

  • E-Mail

  • Instant Messaging

  • Accounting.


Additional requirements
Additional Requirements

  • Affordable

  • Legal

  • Functional

  • Longlasting

  • Protected.




And for those die hards
And for those die-hards

  • Linux can run Windows applications

    • Microsoft Office

    • Lotus Notes

    • Games

  • Applications ported to Linux

    • e.g. Tally, Yahoo Messenger, Games, etc.



Who stands to benefit
Who stands to benefit

  • Students

  • Homes

  • Businesses

  • Governments.


What you need to do
What you need to do

  • Try it.

  • Don't listen to “motivated” vendors

  • Ignore marketing terms

    • Total Cost of Ownership

    • Return on Investment

    • Real Cost of Ownership


This presentation was done under

RedHat Linux 8.0

Using

OpenOffice 1.01

on a

IBM Thinkpad 770 (from 1997)

Pentium 1, 233 MHz, 128 MB RAM

About this presentation


Atul chitnis http www exocore com http atulchitnis net

Atul Chitnis

http://www.exocore.com

http://atulchitnis.net

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