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4 Reasons to Consider Linux for Your Small-to-Medium Business

June 17, 2016

Whether your organization is just starting out or has been in business for years, surely you want an operating system (OS) that’s both cost-effective and highly functional. If your current OS isn't living up to these standards, it may be time to try an open-source operating system such as Linux. Never heard of it? Here are a few features and benefits that make this OS worth considering:

  1. Free, unlimited installation – Unlike Microsoft technologies, Linux is free to obtain. Plus, you can install it on as many computers or devices as you'd like without having to pay any fees.
  2. Reliable security – Another great thing about Linux is that it provides strong protection against viruses, spyware and adware. In fact, many developers feel that this OS is more secure than Windows. And since Linux is an open-source operating system, virus patches are released much more quickly for it than they are for Microsoft.
  3. Maximum levels of user control – When you choose Linux for your business' operating system, you'll have the freedom to customize the OS to fit your personal needs and desires. Whether it's the way your desktop looks and feels or the place where your files are saved, many aspects of Linux put you in control.
  4. Tons of free software options – With Linux, you'll have access to thousands of applications created by users and programmers. Many of these come at no cost and are extremely helpful for business tasks such as text editing, company marketing and more!

Now that we've told you about some of the perks of Linux, we hope you'll consider it as a possibility for your business.

Is Linux the Best Choice for My Company?

While Linux has some great features, it's not necessarily the best OS for every enterprise. Need advice about what's right for your company? Alura Business Solutions, the trusted Montgomery County IT company, is here to help you decide whether to stick with your current OS, switch to Linux or investigate other options.

No matter which operating system you ultimately decide on, Alura has the knowledge and experience to provide round-the-clock IT support for your business. Just contact our IT company in Montgomery County at 844-558-7200 or visit us on the web to let us know you're interested! And while you're at it, be sure to check out our blog post about how OpenDNS Umbrella can protect your network from dangerous ransomware. We look forward to showing you why we're the IT company Montgomery County depends on!

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