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Why Linux is ready for the desktop today

Jun 04, 2009, 20:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Foster)

"Linux is primed to take the PC market by storm as more enterprises recognize the value proposition that Linux offers business - more flexibility, customization and affordable options. We're also seeing hardware manufacturers expanding their Linux offerings on a range of devices. The recent roll out of the new ProBook series of HP notebook devices available with a fully supported Linux operating system is one example and these options is only expected to grow.

"Until recently commercial desktop Linux deployments had mostly been limited to single task applications, such as cash registers or transactional workstations. But Linux offerings are now mature enough and ideal for a wide range of workers. In fact, power users all the way down to users who perform such basic tasks as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email and web browsing are benefiting from a Linux operating system."

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