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Small Business Computing: A Linux OS Even Small Business Can Love

Oct 18, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)

"Linux means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. From enthusiasm to intimidation to outright fear and confusion, there is no single response Linux. And there is no single Linux, which itself spawns a great deal of the surrounding confusion. For the computer developer, Linux is like a toolkit, a collection of free and powerful tools with which they can build a system that meets a particular set of needs. For the consumer, Linux itself isn't what interests you, but rather the products developers have built with it.

"Xandros, a Canadian business created in the shadow of Corel, has assembled an operating system which combines a Linux-based foundation with additional technologies, some freely available, and some created by Xandros itself. They call the product Xandros Desktop OS Version 3 Business Edition, and the company hopes you will consider its $129 operating system an attractive alternative to Microsoft Windows..."

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