Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Integrating Linux into the SME

DesktopLinux.com have an article that summarizes the experiences of one small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) using a heterogeneous mix of Linux and Windows XP systems.

Written by the founder of an international PC distributor, it compares and contrasts various Linux-based distributions, and assesses their suitability for business use.

Author Michael C. Barnes, president of Nohrtec, begins with a brief history of his company's use of Linux. He then outlines the following as criteria used to evaluate various operating systems for business use:

  • Compatibility with hardware
  • Installation ease
  • Repository system
  • Performance
  • Interface
  • Applications
  • Stability
  • Configurability
  • Scalability
  • Security

Barnes goes on to look at about a dozen different operating systems, including Microsoft OSes as well as Linux distributions, in the context of the above criteria. To read the full story, click the link below.

Read more here: Integrating Linux into the SME