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What good is a Linux study?

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It's the same as with any corporate study. It must influence the future direction of the enterprise. If it gets filed, or just gets used in marketing, it's not really worthwhile.

That's my reaction to the OSDL's latest desktop Linux study, which calls e-mail "crucial" to the development of a vibrant desktop Linux market.

Well, that's one way to look at it. Another way is to look at the three key hindrances to adoption mentioned in the report, in unison:

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