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A business-ready Linux desktop with just five apps

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This gallery is also available as a post in the TechRepublic Five Apps Blog.

It used to be quite the challenge to make a Linux desktop business-ready. Most every business depended upon niche, proprietary software that simply could not be run on anything but Windows. However, times have changed and so much of business is now handled through a web browser. Add to that how much the Linux platform has matured and you have the makings for a big win on the open source front.

If you're still one of those who think it not possible to conduct your everyday business from Linux, I'm here to tell you those days are over. With the help of five applications, you can enjoy the power, stability, reliability, flexibility, and security of Linux. You'll be surprised how common these tools are. Let's take a look.

Credit: Images by Jack Wallen for TechRepublic

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Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

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