making sense of Linux

Linux gives you the chance to preserve your existing investment in hardware, but step off the Microsoft upgrade escalator.

With a reliable operating system, based on UNIX standards, it is ideal for use as a server, providing 24/7 file serving, print serving, email, database or intranet. And with no licensing costs to worry about, it doesn't matter how big your company is or how quickly it grows. Linux can also get you out of the virus arms race on the desktop.

Most office applications have a direct equivalent (with a substantial cost saving) and many commercial applications (and games!) can be run unchanged using Wine or running Windows under PC emulation.