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Time to upgrade your proprietary desktop? Here are 10 great reasons to migrate to Ubuntu instead

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Executive Summary

The latest release of the world's most popular proprietary desktop operating system (OS) has been a big hit in the press. It's faster, easier to use and prettier to look at than its predecessor. And for many IT managers, it's also the path of least resistance.

The latest version of Ubuntu Desktop Edition makes open-source software truly enterprise-ready. As well as giving information workers the rich functionality and constant availability they need, IT departments bene?t from seamless installation, simple remote management, virus-free computing and 24x7 support options from Canonical, the company leading the Ubuntu project.

The computing world is extremely polarized when it comes to proprietary vs. open source, and a million industry voices tell a million di?erent stories. Even so, there are still very real di?erences between the two philosophies and technologies. This white paper focuses on just a few of them, giving you 10 great reasons to migrate your desktops to Ubuntu Desktop Edition or install it alongside your existing OS.

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