• Linux is an open source operating system which was invented in 1990s as a combination of Unix and Minix by Linus Torvalds. It is licensed under GNU public license and thus, Linux offered an affordable option for the pricey UNIX operating system. Due to its affordability, Linux turned to be very popular and its distributors were generated.
• Linux was created with networking in mind and thus, it gives file sharing provision. It can work with a number of computers since it does what it is instructed and works effectively as a workstation or server. The novel developed Linux versions have improved its applicability, however, a more improved platform if needed.
• Linux contains a range number of hardware support systems, though it has not sufficiently provided for third party users. It is highly applicable, with improved security measures as compared to windows operating system. However, a few service provision improvements will argument its number of users.
• In addition, improvement should be done to ensure that learning programs are easily accessible and a broader software deployment is provided (Venkateswarlu, 2006).
Linux Servers and Workstation Feasibility
• Since its creation, Linux popularity has grown and its application shifted from computer enthusiasts’ hobby operating system to a fully-fledged enterprise operating system. Its open source nature: release of source code along with the real software, has attract a number of vendors who modify the original source code to develop a Linux operating system of their own preference with an aim of serving its customers needs in a different and more effective ways as compared to their competitors.
• Normally, different venders including individuals and companies add their own nuances in the Linux kernel. The nuances might include extra applications, different targets, or different processes of installation. This section will evaluate the feasibility of Linux workstations and servers from three different vendors that include Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu.
• A workstation refers to a type of computer employed for software development, desktop publishing, engineering applications and other forms of applications that need a comparatively high quality graphics capabilities and relative quantity of computing power. In a networking environment, workstation defines any computer linked to a local area network.
• On the other hand, a server is a computer program which offers services to other computer program. Server software includes news servers, and web servers among others. In Linux market, some vendors eyes for server market while others are more interested in workstation market (Venkateswarlu, 2006).
Red Hat Vendors
• Red Hat is a Linux vendor that was established in 1994. It specializes in Linux server versions and it works to develop a Linux distribution which is more appropriate to large scale servers. Though popular in servers, Red Hat also deploys desktops applications. Red Hat has a number of...