Desktop Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

This was actually pretty well written and also brought up some great points when looking at Linux vs Windows. An article aimed at the corporate market, I think that it covers most of the bases although, there were some distributions that I would like to have seen added to the list.

Talking about Linux is like talking about fine wines. You soon realize there are many different types and purposes for which each variety is best suited. Therefore, you need to be specific when discussing and choosing a particular vintage of Linux.

When someone says Windows, you know they mean Microsoft. When someone says Linux, he could be talking about Red Hat, SuSE or a handful of others. This has always been one of the most confusing issues for those new to Linux.

Linux is an open source operating system built around the same kernel and a core set of utilities. When it was first introduced in 1991, it thrived in the enthusiast and server markets. Now there are versions designed for kiosk machines, desktops, workstations, servers and everything in between. You can download many other versions—usually free of charge—but they aren’t regularly updated or may be tailored for specific applications. [Read the rest]