Moving to the Linux Business Desktop

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IBM has moved 15,000 desktops to Linux, and they intend to move all 300,000desktops to Linux by the end of 2005. Novell will move its 6,000 desktops toLinux by the end of 2004. They clearly understood something that businessesand governments across the world are coming to know: that Linux desktopsare cheaper, more reliable, and easier to maintain than Windows systems. Andnow that Linux is file-format compatible with Windows, switching is feasiblefor organizations large and small.This book is truly unique. It covers key linux business desktop technologies,including Linux Thin Clients and integrating Linux desktop email clients withMicrosoft Exchange Mail Servers. It provides information that networkadmins new to Linux need to understand before diving in to large desktopdeployments.Core desktop linux technologies covered include: the Linux Terminal ServerProject (LTSP), kiosk-mode desktops, and transactional systems. The bookcontinues with explanations of office automation software on Linux. The casestudies make it all "REAL" by showing HOW businesses and governmentorganizations have successfully made the transition to Linux desktops.

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Switch your business to Linux: proven techniques for working IT Professionals

This is the complete technical resource for migrating your business desktops to Linux, administering them efficiently, and using them to drive cost savings throughout your organization. Respected Linux Journal columnist Marcel Gagné walks you step-by-step through planning and managing the transition, getting users up and running, and keeping them happy. Gagné covers hardware, productivity applications, messaging, coexistence with Windows environments, support, and much more. This is also the first book with in-depth coverage of using Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) thin clients to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of computing.

  • Deploy Linux with your existing PCs, printers, and IT/network infrastructure
  • Centrally manage users and security through Webmin's convenient Web interface
  • Deliver reliable email services with Postfix, or integrate Linux mail clients with Microsoft Exchange servers
  • Configure Windows file sharing with Samba, and Linux file sharing with NFS
  • Secure network communications with Linux firewalls and OpenSSH
  • Plan and deploy LTSP thin clients and diskless workstations and the server support for them
  • Provide LDAP directory services to all your clients
  • Support users by "remote control"—without leaving your desk

From network security to spam reduction, automated backup/restore to collaboration groupware, Gagné offers specific solutions and proven techniques for leveraging the full power of Linux in your business.

Say goodbye to the expense, hassle, and insecurity of Windows desktops! Say hello to business computing the way it's supposed to be—with Linux!

About the Author

Marcel Gagné is best known as the author of the Linux Journal's "Cooking with Linux" series, winner of the Readers' Choice award for favorite column for three straight years. He has written two highly acclaimed Addison-Wesley books: Moving to Linux and Linux System Administration: A User's Guide.


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MARCEL GAGNÉ is best known as the author of the Linux Journal “Cooking with Linux” series, winner of the Readers’ Choice award for favorite column for three straight years. He has written two highly-acclaimed Addison-Wesley books: Moving to Linux, and Linux System Administration: A User’s Guide.

 

 

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