IT Dojo: Five things to consider when choosing a Linux distribution

August 4, 2008, 1:13 AM PST | Length: 299

Some argue that Linux distributions are essentially the same, and you should just pick the one with the color scheme you like the best. In reality however, distributions are different and some will suit your company's needs better than others. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses the following five critical factors IT managers should consider when choosing a Linux distribution:
1. 100 percent open source or not
2. Package management
3. Desktop environment
4. Intended use
5. Security

Once you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article, print the tip, and get links to additional Linux and open source resources from our IT Dojo Blog.