Just last week, I was talking to an owner of small company here in the city. This owner previously commissioned me to redesign their company website, and this time he talked to me about some of the issues they were experiencing with their computers and network within the office. He asked me if I could suggest any technical options he could implement in his office so every transaction could run as smooth as possible. He was actually concerned about computer viruses, sudden corruption of very important computer files, leakage of sensitive company files, etc. So I thought about suggesting to him to migrate to Linux Operating System.
After I sort of talked him out with the advantages of running a Linux system in his office, the final question I heard him asked sounded like a kid wanting to know if he can walk on water. It was a very pessimistic question of whether they would be able to learn to use it. I was surprised I can’t think of any effective answer to support his question for about 3 seconds or so. So, to everyone out there, the following are some of the things that I think would be best to keep in mind if you are used to Windows Operating System but would like to try GNU/Linux: [Continue reading...]