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DesktopLinux: The Resellers' Guide to Free Desktop Linuxes

Aug 28, 2006, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"CRN has just reviewed three free desktop Linux distributions: the latest Ubuntu, openSUSE, and Freespire versions. It's a fine review for end-users. It covers the basics of installation, setup, support, feature set, and usability. Where it misses the boat, though, is its target audience--resellers.

"While VARs (value-added resellers) want to know all that information as well, their bottom line is, well, their bottom line. They also want to know things like: Is their any channel support? How easy is to customize? How easy is it to centrally administer multiple desktops...?"

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