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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For a year now the information technology sector has been suffering under the global economic recession. At this juncture, setting up a network system for any organization could be highly expensive. Linux is an open source OS and edges over it arch rival Windows in several instances when it comes to business.
Apart from the fact that they are generally free, Linux is more secure, reliable and customizable than other proprietary counterparts. Some of the most renowned companies in the world, including the bigshots like Amazon, Google, and Yahoo, run their servers with Linux rather than Windows.
1. Saving on Initial outlay
Linux is a free Operating system. Linux is free to use and doesn't levy any charges for the rights of using it. The only cost that you need for running Linux is the cost you need to pay to the IT experts. There are no licenses required for OpenOffice
There excellent Linux distributions like Fedora, CentOS, and Ubuntu with slightly different feature sets beyond the core system. Some of the distributions can also be canned with e-commerce solutions, printed manuals and phone support options.
2. Open source software