• Linux desktop: Simpler, more secure than Windows

    Don't adopt Linux desktop just because you hate Microsoft, experts agree. Instead, make the switch to open source for the simplified maintenance and improved security.

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  • Linux desktop interoperability: MS Office and OpenOffice

    The latest release of OpenOffice v3 has improved interoperability with Linux, Windows and MS Office. The more viable OpenOffice is, the more viable Linux is in general. The ultra-cheap Linux-based notebooks also now enable Linux to fit into the familiar world of PCs and Macs.

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  • Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

    Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate those who do switch.

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  • Desktop Linux looks for a Windows equalizer

    Manageability features that are being created for Linux could be a catalyst for convincing enterprise customers that the Linux desktop is ready for the mainstream.

    Margie Semilof4,245 pointsBadges:
  • Red Hat chief: Linux will take desktop market share from MS

    The penguin wants to waddle onto your desktop. The head of Red Hat Linux claims there's a future for open-source on the desktop -- and his company is going for it. He also downplayed a recent IDC study, co-sponsored by Microsoft, that gave the TCO edge to Windows.

    Margie Semilof4,245 pointsBadges:
  • Desktop Linux not yet making a dent in the enterprise

    Although vendors such as Novell and Red Hat are starting to roll out products that help manage open source desktops, there are still some nagging issues that are keeping Linux from making headway with enterprises entrenched on the Windows client.

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  • OSDL’s Cherry: Toppling Linux desktop app development barriers

    There's a good opportunity today for Linux desktops to attract knowledge workers, but more apps are needed, says OSDL's John Cherry. Too many distros are slowing down development.

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  • Open source strategies: First steps to Linux desktops, calculating ROI and using more Linux

    Open source strategy consultant Maria Winslow offers some basic advice on getting started with Linux desktop and determining ROI and strategizing for open source deployments in this tip.

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  • LinuxWorld: Perens to get on desktop soapbox

    Linux advocate Bruce Perens doesn't seem to travel without his soapbox. This week, the open source pioneer and developer will be stumping for the Linux desktop and his UserLinux initiative at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. During his State of Open Source address, Perens will tell attendees about...

    Jan Stafford2,950 pointsBadges:
  • LinuxWorld: Sun boosts server power, fortifies Linux desktop

    Sun Microsystems has levied a salvo of Linux and server announcements to the masses with the hope of siphoning away some of the popularity of competitors IBM and HP.

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