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Getting Linux Onto the Desktop: Small Biz Guide

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Organizations can beneficially and successfully make the switch to Linux on the Desktop by keeping in mind two core factors. By applying the foundational principals behind two factors, even the most techno-phobic and proprietary software entrenched small sized companies can painlessly move to Linux on the Desktop. First is the Human Factor, which includes the psychological issues with change, any kind of change. The human factor also takes into account the challenges of individual biases, whether they are against or for Linux conversion. The second essential factor for a positive and efficient conversion to Linux is directly related to the Hardware Factor. As obvious as it is, it can't be understated that hardware and the planning in relation to hardware plays a substantial role in smooth Linux conversion. Addressing both the Human and Hardware factors in relation to your small business will ensure a far easier and more efficient Linux conversion. This article tries to summarize principles and examples of how to realistically apply these two core factors.

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