Does Linux provides everything what Windows OS provides?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by tvnaidu, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. In <>, on
    04/21/2005
    at 05:19 PM, said:
    There are equivalent packages, e.g., OpenOffice. If you need to
    exchange documents with windoze users, you may find that some
    documents are a problem.
    Probably. You may want to install a copy of windoze on one machine
    alongside of Linux, and boot into windoze for the odd task that
    requires it.
    Both available, e.g., Apache and SENDMAIL.
    You may find that to be less convenient than using e-mail clients.
    Certainly there's no need for it.
    That may not be the best way to share documents.
    Well, I'm partial to SuSE, but pretty much any distribution should
    work. Take a look at the existing applications and see which ones you
    would be most comfortable with, e.g.,

    desktop managers
    e-mail clients
    e-mail servers
    file servers
    presentation graphics clients
    spreadsheets
    web browsers
    web servers
    word processors

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    Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, Apr 26, 2005
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    No, but most of what is missing are games.
    OpenOffice.org works very well for all of these tasks. There are other
    options as well, e.g. koffice, abiword, gnumeric, etc. But I think that
    OOo is the most comprehensive and probably will have the lowest learning
    curve for transitioning MSOffice users.
    Sure. But why RHL-9.0? That's been EOL'ed for a couple years already.
    Fedora would work fine as a server, or you could use e.g. Whitebox linux,
    which is an up to date fork of RedHat Enterprise Linux:

    http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/
    Any decent linux distribution will include the apache web server and one
    or more mail servers, e.g. sendmail and/or postfix.
    You can get Fedora here:

    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
     
    John Thompson, Apr 26, 2005
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    Mark Preston Guest

    In <>, on
    04/21/2005
    at 05:19 PM, said:
    "Windows" does **not** provide office features - you have to buy those
    separately at a cost of around UKĀ£357 +17.5% VAT. Linux distributions
    mostly *do* provide equivalent office packages at no extra cost.
    Both probably come with Red Hat and Fedora distros. Likely to be Apache
    for web serving and SendMail for mail.
    You can do that, but if you have existing documents in Windows file
    formats I would advise you to keep one Windows (server) PC and use Samba
    on the Linux network.

    With a business-critical system like this, I would *strongly* advise you
    hire a consultant in for a couple of days to set up the new network.
    Probably cost you something like a grand, but you should get the lot for
    that and be reasonably sure you will be able to just sit down and work
    with the new system. Be ready for him to do the preparation one day at
    the weekend, install it and be at hand on the first working day in case
    you hit problems.
     
    Mark Preston, Apr 27, 2005
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