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    Linux Business Uses?

    I parroted this list from System76's website:

    • Application Hosting
    • Backup Server
    • Collaboration Wiki
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Database Applications
    • Directory, DNS, and DHCP Services
    • Email Server
    • File and Print Services
    • Human Resources Management
    • VOIP Server
    • LTSP Deployments
    • Mission Critical Applications
    • Support Ticket Systems
    • Web Applications
    • Virtualization
    • Web Hosting


    Does anyone have anything else Linux is good at, but is also useful for a business?

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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin11951 View Post
    • Mission Critical Applications
    Just saying, that's a pretty generic term. "Mission Critical" applications could be pretty much anything.
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    router
    firewall
    game server hosting


    I think by mission critical the OP meant "real-time"
    as in machine control like die cutting or CNC machines or manufacturing robotics controls.
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    Linux is great for businesses that need custom solutions.
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    Quote Originally Posted by pookiebear View Post
    router
    firewall
    game server hosting


    I think by mission critical the OP meant "real-time"
    as in machine control like die cutting or CNC machines or manufacturing robotics controls.
    OP pulled it from System76. In any case, mission critical is a generic term.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_critical
    Mission critical refers to any factor of a system (equipment, process, procedure, software, etc.) whose failure will result in the failure of business operations. That is, it is critical to the organization's 'mission'.
    It has nothing to do with what job function the machine actually performs. For a marketing firm, email is mission critical. For a CNC machine, email isn't critical.
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    What about Firewall and Content Filtering?
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    United States Navy nuclear submarine fleet runs on Linux, now THAT's mission critical!

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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    Any good POS applications (POS = Point of Sale, like a cash register)? If so (which I think is likely) then Ubuntu could be a cash register/POS system.
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    Re: Linux Business Uses?

    Quote Originally Posted by pookiebear View Post
    router
    firewall
    game server hosting


    I think by mission critical the OP meant "real-time"
    as in machine control like die cutting or CNC machines or manufacturing robotics controls.
    real-time isn't necessarily mission critical. You could have a real time stock feed on your web portal, but if it went down you didn't lose money.

    Mission Critical means it costs money for every {second,minute,hour} of down-time.
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