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Linux as a Desktop Operating System

Toshaan Bharvani (tab@toshaan.be)

An explanation why Linux is an equivalent choice for desktop computers. Explore where Linux currently is being used on the desktop computer. The difference between stable and bleeding edge, which is a better approach for which type of desktop and how do the distributions cater to the needs of their community. Some of the distributions that will be discussed are : CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu, Ubuntu LTS, Debian and others. Management is one big advantage, how one can save money, centralize administration, enhance security and maintain stability. What tools are there built-in or can be added easily to administer Linux to make life easier for all parties. How productivity can be increased and how costs can be decreased by enabling lower capital investment in IT material and lower operational costs by making maintenance easier. How Linux compares to it's rival and why it can be a solution. Some technical and business perspectives will be presented and how it actually lowers costs.



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