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Why might a company not want to use Linux on ts desktop computers?

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If that company was Apple or Microsoft, using Linux instead would be a bit bad for business.

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-To save money -To use more reliable OS -To be independent from Microsoft or other big company.


Most people do not currently use Linux on their computer at home, so they will be unfamiliar with it. Thus, the employees will need to be taught how to use the new interface and / or software. In a small company, this may be relatively easy, but it will be time-consuming and probably costly to train thousands of employees in a larger company. Also, a few companies may rely on specialized software that has not been ported to Linux, and cannot be run feasibly with Wine.


Both refurbished and new computers work the same, but new have never been used and might work better.


at the back of the laptops is a cooling fan, it is not as powerful as the desktop computers but if is sufficent if you play games on the laptop it might over heat there for it would be better to play games on a desktop computer!!


it can be modified to fit the specific needs of the company


Many people choose to buy refurbished desktop computers because it is cheaper than buying them new. However, some might not have been fixed up completely.


Dell is a very popular computer company. The Dell XPS desktop has become less available as laptops and tablets have become more prominent on the market. However, one might likely purchase one online at Amazon or eBay.


A desktop computer is more expensive. It might be proce wise but value wise it's way cheeper than notebook.


A Linux, PC or a MacMake sure you have an up to date system as It might not run!Hope it helps and happy minecrafting!Cheekolol


Cheaper licensing ($0) than window and almost all of the functions. Many open source applications are written to run in linux, so many of the office functions handled by windows servers can be handled by Linux much more cheaply.


knoppix could probably run on that, but it is primarily a live disk os, so it might have issues if you want to use it as a desktop or server


consider what you could do on the different versions of linux


PC desktop computers are very popular items. One might want to purchase one and you can easily obtain them. Many large chain stores sell them as well as any local computer shop.


Linux is the same as Windows or Macintosh except that it's free, some software doesn't support it, and is (in my opinion) a better alternative. Please be aware that if you are inexperienced with computers you might want help installing it, as the installation modifies some important parts of your system.


i think you might want to look for default desktop backgrounds.if you are on a mac, just go to system preferences. it's the aurora thingy c:if you're on a windows computer, i think the default is the weird blue color.if you're on a linux, i'm sorry, cant help you.


One might find a Linux download for free at: Computer Hope, UBuntu, Softpedia, Kioskea, Linux Mint, Hungry Penguin,Software Archives, and PC Advisor.


There are many retailers that sell HP desktop computer bundles. In addition to the official HP company website, one might also purchase a bundle from a store such as Best Buy.


Most employees are probably not going to be familiar with Linux because its much less popular than Windows or Apple operating systems so they'll need time to adjust.Installing applications that are not listed in the official repository can be excruciatingly difficult especially for someone who has never used Linux in the past.Microsoft Office compatibility is there but it doesn't work flawlessly.If your employees are using Photoshop there might be some problems there too - Photoshop doesn't run on Linux and the alternative, Gimp, is famous for being difficult to use. A new version of Gimp called "Gimpshop" claims to have fixed this problem but its one of those apps not listed on an official repository so installing it is going to be a chore.But aside from that Linux is free and can save your company a lot of money so I would recommend testing it out first and listening to feedback fromyour workers before you make a decision.


1. Go on the home screen 2. Right click on it (not on any of the icons) 3. Select "Properties" 4. At the top, click on "Desktop" 5. There will be a little image of a computer with the desktop you have now. Under it, there will be choices under backgrounds. 6. Click on the different ones and choose what you like. (This might not work for some computers)


A medium sized computer might be a laptop. Desktop computers are usually the largest and take up the most space. A laptop is the next size down. Then there is the notebook and tablet.


Many people (like myself) find computers interesting because of their versatility:You can run web pages, games, worksheets, spreadsheets, e-mail, programming studios, calendars, etc. all from the same computer.Different types of people can have one or more specific interests in computers:* Gamers might have an interest in computers because there is a large variety of electronic computer games available for Linux, Windows, and Macintosh Comptuers. * Programmers might have an interest in computers because they can develop useful programs and applications to make life for themselves (and others) easier. * Economists might have an interest in computers because computers can track and store information regarding money, and computers can process numbers very well. Many such people keep track of their income/expenses on a computer * Connectivistsmight have an interest in computers because of the Internet. Computers use the Internet for e-mail, instant messaging, posting answers on WikiAnswers, even making phone calls. * Entertainists might have an interest in computers because of storage. Computers can store and recall many types of multimedia including pictures, music, and video


Is the question what might happen if computers suddenly ceased to exist, or is the question what might happen had computers - computer science and technology as we currently know it - never existed at all?


You might need to charge it.


The Boardway 321KS-BK Mini Desktop Case might work.


The main "disadvantages" of Linux are primarily social / political, not technical. Because Linux is not as widespread on the desktop market, manufacturers are reluctant to produce drivers for relatively common pieces of hardware, and won't release technical specs so others can write drivers without restrictive NDAs, which violate the spirit of freedom that Linux wants to support.For similar reasons, software developers often don't make their programs available on Linux. If a person or company comes to rely on a certain program, then they can't switch to Linux, despite Linux's many advantages.Finally, there is a certain [perceived] lack of user-friendliness of desktop Linux distributions. Most GUIs on Linux work very differently than they do on more common interfaces like Windows or OS X. If a person is not used to the interface, they will not know how to accomplish a task and will thus consider Linux "hard" to use.The question itself is flawed. linux is the kernel of a collection of operating systems. These operating systems can range from crypto like terminal stuff (arch linux, blacktrack) to more or less homely operating systems that is similiar to windows and mac os x(ubuntu and linux mint)The drawbacks of using the more user friendly linux based operating system is most importantly the learning curve it represents.. Even if it is super user friendly, it is still not windows.Another drawback is the software compability, some stuff might run on linux, (either natively or wine) but don't expect to much... Wine is still much in it's infancy. and install stuff with winetricks can be a bit of a headache..But don't be discourage. ultimately Linux based operating systems has more advantages then disadvantages.sincerly



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