Desktop Linux for small business

netfreak

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As desktop Linux becomes ever more professional, and with Microsoft still a year away from shipping its new Vista version of Windows, could now be the time to go open-source on the desktop? Of course, circumstances will vary from company to company, but if you're ready to make the move, there's a good crop of Linux distributions ready to accommodate your needs.

What we did

We set ourselves the task of installing and configuring various desktop and notebook systems with five of the leading Linux distributions: Mandriva Linux 2006, Novell Linux Desktop 9, Red Hat Desktop 4, SUSE Linux 10 and Ubuntu Linux 5.10. We then attempted to implement some basic business tools for each distro: connect an email client to Microsoft's Exchange server; print on a networked printer; and set up instant messaging.[/b]

http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/0,39023100,39237495,00.htm
 

prathapml

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Well.In the linux communities of REAL professionals, Ubuntu is looked down upon, as a dumb distro. :)
 


netfreak

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Solaris was not open-source, btw. :p

It now is :D
 


popcorn

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looking at that link i found ubuntu 5.10 is best for small business.what about the best distro for home user?any suggestions?
 

aniketvb

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well i think Fedora 4 is good for the desktop home users. I have been using it for the past 4 months. If you cut down the server packages and install just the basic packages and multimedia its quite nice. Only thing is that you have to setup multimedia codecs separately from the internet. Its a very stable distro.
 

max

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For home user, Linspire, Lycoris, SuSE and Ubuntu are best.Prathapml, I dont agree that Ubuntu is looked down upon. It's a very good effort and best of all it is inherited from Debian ;)
 

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