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Welcome to the Linux in Business section of the South West LUG site. This
section is here to show how Linux can help your business and how it is
already helping other local businesses.
The first and most obvious advantage to Linux is that it's free. Linux can
be obtained completely for free over the Internet, as can most of the
applications your business will need.
The next advantage is the Linux is more secure. Firstly, any security
problems in Linux are often fixed with a patch available within 24 hours of
discovery - no other software can even match this. Secondly, there are very few viruses that will affect Linux.
You could probably count them on one hand, compared to the many thousands that affect other
Articles published under this section: -
There will be further articles available here shortly, including case
studies of local business who have successfully migrated to Linux.
Hopefully you are now ready to give Linux a try or at least investigate
further. If you are looking to perform an internal migration or just set up
a single machine to give Linux a try, then the LUG can help. There is a wealth of
knowledge and information available via our mailing list.
If you'd prefer a migration performed by professionals or you just want to
find out a little more information then the two local companies below can
Ylem, award winning IT solutions based in Somerset
ST Technology, Linux migration specialists based in Devon
NOTE: The two links above are for information purposes only. The LUG does
not recommend or advocate these companies.