Can Linux Succeed in Business?
Linux is a viable solution for small and mid-size businesses, perhaps even some large businesses. At least it would like to be.
Here are some of the ways businesses can integrate with Linux.
Computer support and Fort Lauderdale computer repair involving Linux can be a foreign concept to some. But in reality, Linux and various distributions are no more difficult than supporting Windows XP or Vista, or OS X. Just different.
Linux distributions such as Ubuntu are a pleasure to use for many. Their interface is clean, uncluttered and user friendly. They are not different from Windows or Mac OS X in too many respects, and most businesses won't have trouble adapting.
Obviously (and deliberately) Microsoft Office doesn't work under Linux. Since MS Office is so widely used, there will likely be a need to find a Linux replacement. If a business is using Gmail or Yahoo Mail for business, there is really no problem. If a business uses Microsoft Exchange (as many do), that's a different story.
Again, very few issues. Firefox, which is included with many Linux distributions, does about everything one would require on the web and does it well. Other browsers are available and compatible with Linux. Unless a business' website demands using Internet Explorer, you won't encounter any problems.
Multimedia has a real place in business, and we're not talking about goofing off and watching videos and listening to music when the boss is in a meeting. Okay, not entirely. With Linux, Multimedia is supported through a variety of applications with different names but similar functionality to those found under Windows and OS X. You can figure the rest out. Any more information than that and we're complicit in what you're doing on company time.