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Which Linux distributions do business's in the U.S.A. use now days?


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#1 Punchy71

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:00 PM

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   Which Linux distributions do business's in the U.S.A. use now days?

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:59 PM

Red Hat is normally very common, as is ubuntu.

usually the server market is dominated by either redhat or ubuntu followed by others such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and centOS, debian is also a bit common too.

If it were me i would use ubuntu as ubuntu is very favored and one can get ubuntu server for free as opposed to the costs of Red hat enterprise server, that or centOS as its compatible with redhat without redhats rather insane costs.

I mean i have heard centOS is great on servers so that is a good route to try


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:21 PM

https://www.comparebusinessproducts.com/fyi/50-places-linux-running-you-might-not-expect

 

https://www.tecmint.com/big-companies-and-devices-running-on-gnulinux/

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/five-big-names-that-use-linux-on-the-desktop/


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Posted 28 July 2018 - 04:09 PM

Speaking about the UK:

Linux isn't particularly common in business but it is fairly common in science and academia, not for the big networks of computers which always tend to be windows (generally 7 or 10) but for the lab computers that connect to custom made equipment and for supercomputers and for individual office computers (Prof X's computer on his desk, used locally only). Some big scientific projects choose to have a standard linux distro on which they try to get all their collaborators to work (ensures easier compatibility when they develop toolchains of programs), often this is Ubuntu or CentOS. I think I once saw openSUSE in use for this too for some specific project.

EDIT: the-toolman, note that some of the places using linux when the pages at those links (specifically some of those european city councils) ended up descending back to windows operating systems. I noticed a recent report of this in the news last week. I think the reason is they went and tried to develop specialised distros for their organisations and these distros proved harder to develop than they expected, they might have been able to stay on linux if they'd picked a major existing distro instead.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 04:42 PM

EDIT: the-toolman, note that some of the places using linux when the pages at those links (specifically some of those european city councils) ended up descending back to windows operating systems. I noticed a recent report of this in the news last week. I think the reason is they went and tried to develop specialised distros for their organisations and these distros proved harder to develop than they expected, they might have been able to stay on linux if they'd picked a major existing distro instead.

Yep those articles are old and I wondered exactly how accurate they may be.

 

I can see how it could problematic and also very costly for corporations to convert to Linux being Windows is already in place and somewhat working.

 

The State Department where I worked considered Linux however finding the software  needed or software developers to create the needed software and then trying to stay within budget it quickly got scrubbed.


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