Right, many of you aren't going to like the following text, here's what
we're going to post to Scope for the preview magazine.
This has to be in the hands of the Scope editor in less than an hour so
there's not much room for change..
Linux is not a recent phenomenon. It is a culmination of over fifteen
years work by some of the worlds most flamboyant programmers who's
intent was to create a stable operating system that was both free of
charge, and free to change. The project came to fruition in 1991 with
the completion of Linus Torvalds revolutionary work on the core of
Linux, it's kernel.
Linux runs on almost any computer in existence, from Palm Pilots to
Digital Cameras, from Home Computers to Mainframes, and it is the
defacto standard being recognised by large American multinationals who
require stability and reliability from their servers.
These fortune 500 corporations recognise the immediate benefits Linux
can offer to any company. The cost factor is obvious ... Linux is free
to implement in any way, shape, or form. The productivity benefits are
without a doubt Linux's trump card offering many Irish companies zero
downtime on their critical servers, and without having to make any
modifications to their existing Windows based workstations. Linux is
more than capable of delivering any service that a Windows computer may
request, from File Serving, Email access, Web access, and Firewalled
Security to providing a bridge between different computer platforms.
Linux can bridge the gap between PC's and Macintosh's seamlessly, offer
everyone in an office Internet access through one modem while still
fulfilling its server tasks.
Above all, Linux is efficient. A modern Pentium III computer running
Linux in use as a central server will rarely use more than 40% of its
processing capacity, which means more free cpu cycles to increase your
business' productivity, and more scope to integrate new PC's into your
office as your business develops.
Linux is Virus Free, Crash Free and Cost Free. If you feel your
business can benefit from the head start Linux can give you, then the
Linux.ie staff at the Windows World Exhibition will he happy to answer
any questions you may have.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!