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    With coronavirus forcing us to work from home, SUSE suggests the Linux desktop

    Date 20 Apr 2020
    Category Vendors/Products
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    Posted By Super User (admin old)

    As many sysadmins are discovering to their dismay, trying to manage workers from home on a wild mix of older Windows PCs presents various challenges, and security can easily be compromised. SUSE has a suggestion: The Linux desktop.

    Misery is being a system administrator and discovering -- as your workforce marches away to work from home, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic -- that many of your home users are still running Windows 7 or Windows XP. Of course, you could send them home with Windows 10 laptops or have them all log in via Windows remote desktop services (RDS), but there's no IT budget for any of that. What are you going to do? SUSE has a suggestion: Switch them to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED).

    Now, you may think, "Of course, they're a Linux company." But you'd be wrong.  

     

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