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[News] How GNU/Linux Already Thrives in Businesses

  • Subject: [News] How GNU/Linux Already Thrives in Businesses
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:56:43 +0000
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10 Ways that Enterprises use Linux 

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| 9. Google Search Appliances - Google builds its 
| search appliances on the Linux platform. If 
| you're using one in your company, you're using 
| Linux. Sure Google uses a special version of 
| just about everything for their appliances but 
| it's built on the solid stability of Linux.
| 8. Monitoring Services - If you're doing any 
| network monitoring or system performance 
| checking, chances are good that you're using 
| Linux to do it. Large companies use commodity 
| hardware and free software to do their bidding 
| where possible. Projects like Orca make life 
| easier for IT professionals who must find and 
| deploy tools that are scalable, inexpensive and 
| return a lot of bang for the amount of effort 
| applied. Orca and Sysstat are absolutely 
| indispensable for large networks where you have 
| to manage thousands of disparate systems.
| 7. Development Platform - Since Linux comes 
| standard with so many development tools such as 
| Eclipse, C, C++, Mono, python, perl, PHP and 
| many, many others; it's no wonder that it's the 
| world's most popular development platform. It 
| contains thousands of dollars worth of 
| development software all free of charge and 
| that's good news for developers in all parts of 
| the globe.



The real value of FOSS to business â A personal example

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| The bottom line is that FLOSS is not about
| cheap software. Itâs about control. If you
| have the source code then you are in
| control of the situation, although good
| support from the vendor is always welcomed.
| Cheap price comes with the openest/freedom,
| since you are not restricted to pay support
| to a particular vendor if you are not happy
| with him.

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