Ubuntu is the darling of the Linux desktop space. Voted No. 16 in PC World's Top 100 Products for 2007 and now coming as an option for Dell users straight out of the box, this Linux distribution is increasingly deployed on corporate networks. With a free server edition, a professional support organization and a growing band of enthusiasts in and around the IT divisions of enterprises, there are many reasons to consider Ubuntu when looking for a Linux solution. Here are the top 10 reasons why Ubuntu is best for enterprise use.
Ubuntu has made ease of use a priority. Deploying Linux desktops across the enterprise was often seen as challenging for users who would balk at using command shells. Ubuntu brings a fresh but familiar GUI environment to the Linux desktop experience. Standard applications, easy Web and wireless access, reasonable resource requirements—the user experience with Ubuntu is reassuringly straightforward and predictable for typical tasks.