CRN: Review: 3 Linux Desktops Put To The Test
Nov 13, 2006, 21:30 (4 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"System builders considering a Linux desktop are faced with a
dizzying array of choices. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of
Linux distributions to choose from. Narrowing the field of
contenders basically comes down to what works best for both the
system builder and its customers.
"Finding that fit often leads system builders to pursue a
commercial distribution over an open-source one. Today's commercial
desktop Linux distributions make a lot of sense for system
builders, mostly because of three factors: recurring revenue,
licensing and support. With that in mind, the CRN Test Center set
out to compare commercial versions of Linux that are aimed at the
channel, specifically the custom-system channel..."