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LinuxWorld: Guide to Linux on the Business Desktop Part 1

Mar 19, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark R. Hinkle)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Everyone has different needs, so flexibility in your computing solution is essential. The characteristic that is most appealing to me with regards to Linux is that it's infinitely configurable and, unlike commercial operating systems, it doesn't follow one company's vision of what the end user needs. Instead, each vendor tries to address needs of the marketplace, but with innovative services and different presentations. So rather than dictate what I felt was the ultimate Linux desktop, I decided to share my research and relay which solutions I feel have merit. Because after all, computing isn't about operating systems and applications as much as it is about being productive--whether that is by authoring documents, corresponding through e-mail, or even making movies. The main consideration is for which products, vendors, and solutions best help you accomplish your tasks. With that premise in mind we begin this series..."

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