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Novell's New CTO Says Linux Desktop Is Ripe for Adoption

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Novell's new CTO Jeff Jaffe is very bullish on the outlook for the Linux desktop going forward, saying he believes it is on the cusp of a significant adoption wave.

"I think we are approaching a tipping point on the enterprise desktop side. The industry has built a commercial infrastructure to make it easy now for more open-source projects to be relevant to business," Jaffe said.

"There used to be all sorts of barriers and obstacles, even if the technology was good enough, but a lot of the nontechnical barriers are now evaporating," he said.

While, previously, there was not enough momentum behind the desktop, the technology is now better. Corporate IT departments have became more comfortable with having the right skills for Linux, and are developing acquisition policies to bring open source into their enterprise, he said.

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