Individuals and businesses have struggled for years to try to adopt Linux into a mainstream corporate environment. Whether it’s been hardware or lack of software, attempts to bring Linux into the corporate world have largely failed due to a variety of factors. Well it looks like the open source community has finally delivered on its promise of an open source desktop and can now provide the tools needed to run Linux in a corporate world. This article walks you through installing a distribution for corporate desktop use with how to guides to setup an email client that connects to Exchange Server to replace Outlook and how to connect to Windows Server shares and remote desktops.
This guide is essential if you are trying to get Linux to work in your corporate environment in place of a Windows desktop. You can save licensing fees, increase productivity and run some well written software all incorporated around the Linux desktop.