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[–] 3dk 3 points 36 points (+39|-3) ago 

L I N U X

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[–] RunningShark 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

i wonder how a huge company would install linux in every pc

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[–] NoRagrets 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Next time you boot your corporate computer, press F12 to get to the boot device selection menu.
You'll notice one of the boot options is something like "Network Boot" or "PXE Boot".
That is a bootable image being presented on your corporate network by a server, it can contain any Operating System.
It's usually Windows but can also be a Linux image.

Most large companies will utilise this technology as reimaging a faulty computer is often much faster than diagnosing and fixing a problem that is happening on only a single device.

WARNING: If you do this and follow the steps to their conclusion it WILL wipe the data on your computer and install a new Operating System.

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[–] jinbnters 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Stacki or Spacewalk and then one of the many popular configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Salt, Puppet, etc. That method might not be the best for desktops but this is great for servers. Other options are pure kickstart or preseed

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[–] 3dk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hire canonical and some tech monkeys: http://www.canonical.com/services

Not quite sure, but I think Red Hat offers something similar as well.

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[–] BobOki 20 points -19 points (+1|-20) ago 

Ahhh yes, Linux. A desktop experience that does not come close to any other OS and is riddled with bugs, severe lack of business based applications, limited active directory interaction, patch management nightmare, and a complete retraining of the staff just to get basic work done. Sounds like a perfect solution to MS doing some pretty stupid and egregious shit instead of just blocking updates and validating them before you push them out.

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[–] Ah_Pook 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

Help, I've been teleported to 1998! How do I get out of here?

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[–] MRPockets 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

You don't know what you are talking about. Google has several thousand desktop/laptop computers running a slightly modded Ubuntu[1]. Their ChromeOS is also a Linux distribution. It started out based on Ubuntu, then moved to Gentoo, and is now an independent distro[2].

Other corporations & corporate sized entities using Linux on the desktop include Cisco[3], IBM[3], the City of Munich[3], the French Parliament[3], the Czech postal service[3], the Federal Employment Office of Germany[4], and French automaker Peugeot[5].

Other notable users of desktop Linux include the International Space Station[6], the CEO of NVIDIA[7], and Stephen Fry[8].

[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goobuntu

[2]http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-secret-origins-of-googles-chrome-os/

[3]http://www.comparebusinessproducts.com/fyi/50-places-linux-running-you-might-not-expect (I only mentioned the ones that are stated as using Linux for the desktop. Others from the list are likely using it on the desktop as well.)

[4]https://web.archive.org/web/20090317090223/http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/102218

[5]http://www.networkworld.com/article/2294688/software/peugot-citroen-says-oui-to-desktop-linux.html

[6]http://www.zdnet.com/article/to-the-space-station-and-beyond-with-linux/

[7]http://news.softpedia.com/news/NVIDIA-CEO-Using-Ubuntu-for-Presentations-at-CES-2015-469013.shtml

[8]http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/08/stephen-fry-i-use-ubuntu

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[–] piv0t 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

You have to be over the age of 18 to post here

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[–] roznak 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The only way out is to stick with Windows 7 as long as you can hold. And also prepare for an Linux escape route.

The biggest resistance that I expect are these people that have Microsoft certified degrees. They have the most to lose (money, resources and knowledge) when people migrate to Linux. Now they feel all important and suddenly their certifications are worthless and they have to start from scratch again.