Monday, January 21, 2008


I've been playing with adwords. One of the advantages is that you can play with keywords and look at the popularity of certain search terms. Getting clicks is a bonus. One of the the most popular search terms was Linux and coincidentally, I have a customer inquiring about Linux as an operating system.
I have been interesting in Linux for quite awhile. I'm still in two minds about the value of Linux to customer as a better value proposition for customers. It would not take much of my time searching for drivers or getting some windows application to work on Linux to make it cheaper to just use Windows. If you throw Microsoft Office into the mix then there is more saving, however, you can just put Open Office on a windows machine.
There may be an opportunity in the future, when XP can not be sold anymore. There could be an option to sell a cheaper machine with Linux versus a computer that can run Vista. Although the Linux community could shoot itself in the foot by insisting on extra glitz in the Linux UI,

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