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Windows-Linux Integration

May 23, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen B. Morris)

"The use of Linux is no longer the sole preserve of IT administrators and tech-savvy computer users. Linux can now easily be incorporated into your environment without even having to go through the hassle of re-partitioning a disk. My previous article on VMWare illustrates that Linux is now pretty much a tool for everyone to use. However, one argument often made against the use of Linux is the difficulty of managing it. For instance, can you easily store and retrieve files on a Linux machine? Also, what about the problem of just interacting with and running the Linux machine? Isn't keeping up to date with Linux security patches a big problem? These are all good questions that I answer in the remainder of this article.

"It's worth remembering that there are also solid business reasons for using Linux. For one, there's no hefty licence fee for downloading and using Linux..."

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