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A business-ready Linux desktop with just five apps

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Five Apps

1. Chrome

So much of business is handled through a web browser. Why not use one of the fastest browsers on the market? Google Chrome not only has speed behind it, it also offers a host of add-ons to further extend Chrome's usefulness. The only caveat is the lack of ActiveX available for Linux. The lack of ActiveX is not on Chrome's shoulders – the tool simply doesn't exist for Linux. There is one solution for this – IEs4Linux. By using Wine, you can get IEs4Linux working and, with a bit of work, can even get ActiveX involved in the mix. Outside of ActiveX, Chrome will stand tall as a business-ready browser to make Linux fully capable.

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By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic, The New Stack, and Linux New Media. He's covered a variety of topics for over twenty years and is an avid promoter of open source. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen....