Mac desktops are smarter money than Windows PCs - According to a CIO

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By: switchtoamac at: 8:15 AM on July 18, 2007 | Comments (0)
A nice read at that describes how the CIO of property asset management company Capital & Regional is considering Linux desktops and Macs in an effort to dimish its Microsoft dependency.

Key quotes from the article
"The company has around 700 PC users and currently runs Windows XP Pro and Office XP Pro but its CIO Richard Snooks has hit out at Microsoft's aggressive licensing policies."

"In particular, Snooks isn't convinced by the arguments for upgrading to Microsoft's latest Windows operating system Vista and is actively looking at alternatives, including a small trial of a Suse Linux desktop inside the IT department."

"I feel we are being railroaded and the market generally forced into a corner or even a cul-de-sac. In a free market we have made Microsoft dominant and now we have the collective responsibility to reverse this situation to re-establish balance and competition. If I am being driven down the Vista route then an Apple Mac is smarter money and cheaper."

"Apple Macs may be a better alternative to Windows PCs."

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