Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux
Jul 29, 2010, 23:06 (6 Talkback[s])
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"A happy customer might tell someone. An unhappy
customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before taking a dose
of reality might make you a very unhappy customer. Let's be
perfectly honest. Linux isn't for everyone-yet. However, Ubuntu,
Mandriva, and a few other distributions come close but for now,
Linux is a little more difficult to use than Windows.
"That said, there are still compelling reasons to make the
switch to Linux from Windows. Your business and productivity
depends on the stability of your computers, the happiness of your
employees, and the ability of you and your staff to perform your
work in the most efficient and trouble-free ways possible. If
you're serious about considering a switch from your current Windows
systems, there are a few things you should be aware of before going
any further. Linux is an incredibly useful, versatile and
interesting operating system, but it does have its drawbacks, so
familiarize yourself with them.
"1. It Isn't Windows"