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[News] More GNU/Linux Primers in the British Press

  • Subject: [News] More GNU/Linux Primers in the British Press
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:33:09 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Linux for business use

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| Likewise, it’s vital to stress that Linux by itself is of little use. It’s 
| the application software that provides most of the functionality that small 
| businesses require, such as the ability to host an internet or public web 
| server or email and collaboration servers, SQL databases and so on. And one 
| of the big advantages of Linux over Windows is that a lot of this application 
| software will be bundled with the distro already.     


Bootcamp 501: Put a Puppy in your PC, part 3

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| Before we go any further a word or two of reassurance. Running Puppy Linux on 
| your PC or laptop will not harm it in any way and no changes are made to the 
| files or settings on your hard drive. In fact barring a major hardware 
| problem Puppy will run even if the hard drive is faulty, or disconnected 
| since all of the files it needs are on the CD and loaded into the PC's RAM 
| memory; when the computer is switched off they will be erased.     



Poll: In a fight between Vista, OS X, Linux, XP...

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| Among silicon.com readers at least, the most recent iteration of Windows - 
| aka Vista - garnered just 14 per cent of the vote, making it less popular 
| than both Mac OS X and Linux.  
| [...]
| Another reader - going by the name Richard A - said he was "shocked" at how 
| slow the OS ran on a new Intel core duo Sony Vaio laptop. "Why anybody would 
| willingly trade a stable and established XP environment for the wading though 
| treacle experience of driverless Vista is quite utterly beyond me," he said, 
| adding: "Granted, it has borrowed a few nice flourishes from the Apple Mac 
| user interface but it really has little else to recommend it above XP. Apart 
| from security, of course."      
| Neil Thatcher, an IT manager from the South East, summed up many readers' 
| views with his Reader Comment: "The changes to Vista over XP are simply gloss 
| and change for change's sake which translate as nothing more than 
| annoyances."   
| Microsoft was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.


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| Ninety percent of 961 IT professionals surveyed said they have concerns about 
| migrating to Vista and more than half said they have no plans to deploy 
| Vista.   
| [...]
| Macintosh leads the pack of Vista alternatives, with support from 28% of 
| respondents. About a quarter said they would opt for Red Hat Linux, with SUSE 
| Linux and Ubuntu each garnering 18% of the vote. Another 9% cited other Linux 
| operating systems and 4% were unsure.   


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