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."