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Re: Best and most popular distros for the enterprise desktop

2011/3/1  <owens@netptc.net>:
>>---- Original Message ----
>>From: bss@iguanasuicide.net
>>To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>>Subject: Re: Best and most popular distros for the enterprise desktop
>>Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:48:36 -0600
>>>On Monday 28 February 2011 13:47:23 Jason Hsu wrote:
>>>> For those of you who have helped a company or organization migrate
>>>> Windows to Linux or from one Linux distro to another, what is your
>>>> preference?
>>>The only time I've been involved in such a project it was from a
>>>AIX/HP-UX/NCR(legacy) environment to a hetrogenous
>>>I would have recommended Debian instead, but I wasn't consulted.
>>SLES allows
>>>them to mostly operate in the same manner, as they were previously,
>>though.  A
>>>shift to Debian would have required them to take a more active role
>>in OS
>>>issue diagnosis and remediation, but they have sufficient technical
>>staff to
>>>do so.
>>>Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.                 ,= ,-_-. =.
>>>bss@iguanasuicide.net                 ((_/)o o(\_))
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> Another consideration.  Many enterprise companies are orgainzed such
> that the IT (or equivalent) area reports in to the CFO who is a
> businessman first and a technologist second.  Such individuals often
> come from IBM-like backgrounds with installation fees, maintenance
> agreements and such.  For these people distributions like RHE "feel
> comfortable".

UBuntu lts is now very attractive to desktops, because of long support
and it is also possible to buy support from canonical.


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