Ubuntu On The Business Desktop

I work as a consultant in a Windows-centric work-place and we remotely administer Windows servers. We trouble-shoot Windows clients. We keep spammers out of our Exchange servers. We defrag. We update. We install antivirus programs. We eliminate spyware. I suppose it would be fair to say that Microsoft keeps us in business.

I could have written this introduction. But this time, Simon Gerber did when he wrote an article about Ubuntu On The Business Desktop hosted by MadPenguin.

It struck me as being quite a fair review about the current state of Desktop Linux, as far as Business use concerns, which is often my starting point of looking into this. I personally am not as positive as the author, and the critical reader might also notice how the author tends to overestimate things. He seems somehow to be putting his own needs as a standard, rather than what is needed to efficiently support desktop systems in business environments. Which is in my opinion not always that different from what a private person needs at home, but that’s another story I won’t go into now.

Anyway, if you want to get an idea as to what level a basic GNU/Linux Desktops might be capable nowadays for your company, I can recommend you reading that article.