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The Small Business Server Replacement is Clear(OS)

Jan 07, 2010, 13:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"When it comes to the Internet, Linux is a big win.

"Mail and web servers, databases, computational clusters and supercomputers all belong to the domain of free software. When it comes to embedded devices, Linux is also king of the roost.

"There are two main areas where Linux has still not broken through, however - the desktop and servers for small business. Many small to medium enterprises are already "Microsoft shops" because the desktops run Windows. To break in, Linux needs to slot into these environments without causing a fuss.

"Certainly the cloud is offering one solution to this problem, but not all companies are willing to put their sensitive data on-line and in the hands of another. So, a market for local servers to perform these functions is still alive and well."

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