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Operating Systems

Submission + - Alternative Enterprise Desktop Solutions?

sinco writes: Since Microsoft Vista's pricing and hardware requirements increased, I am currently in the process of evaluating alternative solutions for our enterprise desktop computing environment. I have been evaluating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 as well looking into the other potential cost saving solutions such as using thin-clients. Our organization has about 3,000 computers. Out of that we'd like to target employees that use the basic applications (word processing, email, web browsing) and if successful move forward from there. I was wondering what was your recent experience of migrating from Windows to Linux on the desktop with your enterprise in relation to cost and ease? Also, what is your opinion or experience of using thin-clients as an alternative to the traditional fat client for the enterprise desktop?

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