Linux desktop grows up, eyes corporate users

"People have to justify Windows to get it, and even then I challenge them a bit," said Dave Jenkins, Backcountry.com's chief technology officer. Nearly 70% of the online retailer's 200 or so desktops are Linux, including multiuser machines stationed in the company's warehouse. Those on Windows desktops typically need it to support Excel and the macros that run only inside that spreadsheet application.

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