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The Guardian: Beyond the Philosophy

Sep 15, 2004, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Bisson)

[ Thanks to T Harris for this link. ]

"Businesses that want to use Linux can find it daunting to choose one distribution or 'distro' from the dozens available. Most come with the key tools needed to build and run a server, whether it's for email, files or web serving. They also provide many of the tools needed to run a desktop PC, from office suites and multimedia packages to email tools and organisers. But business users also need to think about continuity, compatibility and support.

"Indeed, support is one of the key issues facing businesses that want to deploy Linux. As with a proprietary operating system, Linux administrators will need to debug interactions among free, commercial and in-house applications, and get all their software working with new hardware..."

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