"Businesses that want to use Linux can find it daunting to
choose one distribution or 'distro' from the dozens available. Most
come with the key tools needed to build and run a server, whether
it's for email, files or web serving. They also provide many of the
tools needed to run a desktop PC, from office suites and multimedia
packages to email tools and organisers. But business users also
need to think about continuity, compatibility and support.
"Indeed, support is one of the key issues facing businesses that
want to deploy Linux. As with a proprietary operating system, Linux
administrators will need to debug interactions among free,
commercial and in-house applications, and get all their software
working with new hardware..."
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