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Small Business Computing: Trustix Linux for Small Businesses

May 21, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Founded in 1997, Trustix is a Norwegian IBM independent software vendor of security and network management solutions for Linux. Recently, the company released its Small Office Server and Small Office Suite. The software bundle is designed for small business with up to 25 network users and is said to be so administrator-friendly that it can be setup and serving applications with little or no in-house Linux expertise.

"Jo Uthus, VP of Product Marketing at Trustix, said when it comes to server systems, Linux is often misunderstood.

"'Linux is perceived as being difficult to use and manage,' Uthus said. 'But Trustix Linux is extremely easy to use because we provide familiar Windows-like management tools for network administrators.'

"Uthus went on to say some small businesses that have never used Linux find Trustix easy to use straight out of the box. But why would a small business choose to change server systems if they already have a small network up and running...?"

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