Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Is there an alternative for original Microsoft Windows to substitute the pirated Microsoft Windows and Office on your office computers?
You must have heard about Linux and Mac. But you're so familiar with the way Microsoft Windows and Office works, you wonder how other operating systems will help your business.
On the other hand, you find buying the original Microsoft could bury you in a neck-deep debt hole while viruses and spam have bugged you for years, they have disrupted your business and peace of mind.
For small and micro enterprises whose first concern is price, Linux with its plenty distributions should probably your first consideration. However, the downside of Linux is its limited and almost unknown --at least to laypeople-- applications. Your whole staff have to be people with brave and adventurous heart to switch to Linux.