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10 things we love about Ubuntu 13/5 things we hate

The latest version of Ubuntu, Raring Ringtail, is billed as being business and user-friendly. There are still obstacles to its widespread adoption in the enterprise, but if your employees only access applications via the browser, and your company doesn’t use complex spreadsheet macros or document formats, then Ubuntu 13 might be worth considering. Here are …

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5 things we love about Fedora 18 / 5 things we hate

1. Improved Samba setup Since it is sponsored by enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat, it’s no surprise that Fedora comes with some business-friendly features, including an improved Samba setup, which allows users to connect with Microsoft’s Active Directory. See complete slideshow at Network World.  

Where’s the beef? Fedora releases ‘Spherical Cow’

After being delayed seven times due to reported problems with the new installer, Fedora 18 has arrived. On the plus side, Fedora 18 delivers new management functionality for IT administrators and offers improved Active Directory support. However, a complicated installation process and some issues with the user interface make it a less attractive option than …

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Review: Office Web Apps v. Google Docs

For years, folks looking for free online word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations have turned to Google Docs. However, Microsoft recently released an updated set of Office Web Apps, accessible to individual users from their SkyDrive accounts, and to business users through Office 365 and SharePoint. Read full article at Network World.