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    is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Hi all ....
    We are, a big oil company, studying and searching for a linux desktop as a replacement for windows, if possible. If we got positive results, sure it will be in our future action plans.


    Is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise?

    Please ppl if you can provide me with links, papers, journal, white papers ... etc about such topic.


    Thanks and regards
    Last edited by Mba7eth; August 7th, 2009 at 05:56 PM.
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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Oh come on I think we`ve had enough of these threads...
    I killed hope,but you buried it....

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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mba7eth View Post

    Is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise?

    Thanks and regards
    It depends on what your needs are.

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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mba7eth View Post
    Hi all ....
    We are, a big oil company, studying and searching for a linux desktop as a replacement for windows, if possible. If we got positive results, sure it will be in our future action plans.


    Is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise?

    Please ppl if you can provide me with links, papers, journal, white papers ... etc about such topic.


    Thanks and regards
    You joined these forums more than two years ago and started 46 threads, and you don't know whether Ubuntu would be good for your company or not?

    I don't think a big oil company should be posting on the Ubuntu Forums to find out if Ubuntu would work for the company.

    If you really do represent a big oil company, you should contact Canonical directly to get professional support:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/support/servic...sionalservices

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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Well I would say so, but if this is a server based computer aim for the server edition.
    If you run a server of some kind its just best not to run off a GUI.

    BTW: Oil company?
    BOO! BOO!
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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    What things do you need to operate?
    Is there certain software you are required to run?
    Do you have a need for active directory integration?
    Do you need to do any advanced graphics or modeling?


    If you are just looking for web browsing, email, word processing?
    If so, I would say most certainly yes.

    If you need more, you might want to specify what you are looking for. It might be cost effective to move everything to ubuntu/linux. If you have complex needs it might be difficult to integrate or not cost effective against what you have now. The system is free but, the time to install/configuration and the cost of support may outweight your current costs if everything is already paid for.

    Edit: Oh there were a few posts in the time in took me to type that.
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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    you joined these forums more than two years ago and started 46 threads, and you don't know whether ubuntu would be good for your company or not?

    I don't think a big oil company should be posting on the ubuntu forums to find out if ubuntu would work for the company.

    If you really do represent a big oil company, you should contact canonical directly to get professional support:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/support/servic...sionalservices
    +100

    Besides, most big oil companies (having worked for a few of them over the years) already have thriving linux desktop and server developments internally. Perhaps the answer to your question is as easy as getting in touch with your IT manager.
    Last edited by toupeiro; August 7th, 2009 at 06:18 PM.
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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Thanks guys for the prompt replies


    aysiu thanks for the link
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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mba7eth View Post
    Hi all ....
    We are, a big oil company, studying and searching for a linux desktop as a replacement for windows, if possible. If we got positive results, sure it will be in our future action plans.


    Is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise?

    Please ppl if you can provide me with links, papers, journal, white papers ... etc about such topic.


    Thanks and regards
    Probably, so long as you have a good IT crew who can handle it. I'd recommend contacting Canonical to get the documentation you want though. Your a big oil company, I assume you can afford to do your own research.

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    Re: is ubuntu desktop ready for enterprise ?

    One piece of advise start small, switch your users to the open source applications you wish to use one at a time while still in Windows. Try Linux on a non-critical application to allow I.T. to test it out. Place a Linux machine in a spare place in the office give people a chance to look at it, so it will become familiar. Then if open source apps work out, I.T. feels comfortable, and workers are adjusting when you do switch it will be a minor change not a major event.

    Try starting with something like open office so you can see savings for your efforts immediately.

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