OSNews: Desktop Distro Shootout Part 5 (Final) - Xandros 2.0 Deluxe
Jan 06, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Smith)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The specific distinction of a 'SOHO' environment is important
for understanding the approach I take to these articles. The needs
of a SOHO user are slightly more complex and technical than those
of a typical home user who just wants to surf and read email. The
SOHO user also needs to be a little more adaptable than the
standard mega-corp drone who only uses three or four programs all
"Rather than a 'review,' it might be more appropriate to
consider these articles as 'asessments.' I am not making an
itemized checklist of anything. I am not even paying much attention
to which kernel or applications are included. What I am trying to
do is assess these distros in terms of their general applicability
to the real world needs of the SOHO user.
"A SOHO operator needs to be sysadmin, beancounter, hardware
tech, salesman, CEO, janitor, and anything else that comes along.
The two things that must be kept in mind when discussing the SOHO
operator are *limited time* and *limited budget*..."