The ultimate Linux starter kit for small business
Community forums are always a great place to absorb wisdom about Linux, of course, but so, too, are the many books on the topic. These titles are worth checking out.
- Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration by Mark Hinkle
- Windows to Linux Migration Toolkit: Your Windows to Linux Extreme Makeover by David Allen
- Migration to Linux Guide: Better and Less Expensive IT with Free Software by Bernd Kretschmer and Jay S. Hill
- Moving From Windows to Linux (Charles River Media Networking/Security) by Chuck Easttom and Bryan Hoff
- Linux Client Migration Cookbook, Version 2: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux by IBM Redbooks
- The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts Jr.
- Linux Networking Cookbook by Carla Schroder
- Linux Bible by Christopher Negus and Christine Bresnahan
- Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett
- Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition By Olaf Kirch and Terry Dawson
- Using Samba by Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, Peter Kelly
- GNU/Linux Basics and Bash Guide by the Free Technology Academy
Share your experience
Now your small business is up and running on Linux, and you're free of the malware scares and the upgrade treadmill that plague the proprietary-OS world. You've finally attained software freedom. Was it worth it? Do you wish you'd done anything differently along the way? What tips can you pass along to the business users who come along next? Share your newfound wisdom. After all, that's why the community approach works so well in the Linux world.