Choosing the Right Linux Distro for Your Business

In the ever-changing world of business computing, the push to do more with less never seems to let up. In response, some companies are considering deploying Linux. But which distribution? Unfortunately for IT departments, no single Linux distribution is likely to offer a one-size-fits-all solution that works for everyone.

Thankfully, though, there are plenty of great Linux distributions, ranging from the enterprise-friendly options from Red Hat or Novell down to community-supported alternatives without the need for outsourced IT help.

In this article, I’ll look at the benefits of both corporate and community supported distributions and how they might best fit into the enterprise space. In addition, I’ll offer suggestions as to which option might make the most sense in each type of enterprise scenario. I’ll also take a look at specialized Linux distributions.

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