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Re: [vox] Linux on the business desktop



Well, if it is any consolation, the Fedora Directory server is now in
full production and it can replicate from Active Directory. That should
be a big plus for businesses. 

http://www.redhat.com/directory_server/

http://directory.fedoraproject.org/



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 06:56:14PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> A long article at PC World about Linux on the business desktop, and
> why it's not there yet (kind of a chicken-and-egg problem), along with
> some comparison to Mac OS X:
> 
>   http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/163880/has_desktop_linux_missed_its_opportunity.html
> 
> One thing I found amusing was that one of the arguments against running
> Linux and using virtualization to get to those proprietary Windows apps
> you're stuck with, is that [some levels of] Windows 7 will apparently be
> shipping with a Windows XP 'compatibility' mode.  I was reading about
> precisely the same problems that, as this article talks about Linux + Windows.
> (Supporting two OSes... upgrade cycles... backups... etc.)
> 
> OTOH, apparently HP is now selling business-class laptops with Linux
> preinstalled as an option (along with Windows XP or Vista):
> 
>   http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217200461&subSection=News
> 
> -- 
> -bill!
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