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About LINUX : As a software and Internet company WebIncome understands the frustration people have in using their computers. We hear from them every day, and we are helping to eliminate viruses and trojans and other intrusive software. Linux is not the target of virus-writers as the Windows OS's are - we moved to Linux OS and virtually ended our exposure to viruses and related bad software. WebIncome now wants to support our customers* in migrating to a Linux operating system. (Customers = businesses already using our other services.)
Our plan to help our customers migrate to Linux is simple:

1) Help you to install one computer running Linux as OS and install some software (like OpenOffice, similar in features to MS Office) so you can get accustomed to using it.

2) Set up a system on an internal server for Cross Platform Access so you can access Windows-based applications under that server. This is simple and will save a huge amount of your spending on OS's and special software. Also gives you some flexibility in the transition from one OS to Linux.

3) The final step is to use the Cross Platform Access directly from the Internet. In other words, you have access to one of our servers that we have your programs installed on. This is the ultimate in Internet Country - no boundaries, no geographic limitations. Using this setup, from any location where you have Internet access, you could access your main program, save the work in one place and from there send it to other locations (from your home PC to your work, for example, or from your laptop to an employee's PC.) This way, you and your employees have access to the applications on the server whether working at home, or outside the office.

Industry analysts have predicted that, although Linux poses "some migration risks" the operating system is maturing rapidly and will be ready to go head-to-head with Windows on corporate desktops within two years. At WebIncome, we have been running our servers and desktops on Linux successfully and are prepared to help you to migrate to Linux too.

On Security: Everybody in these days talks about security (desktop and server). Many invest in technologies like firewalls and other similar technologies,  but the intrusion often comes through the desktop via email or browsers. So the intruders are coming in the "back door" via the inside computer programs they will use "front door".

Some simple solutions we have found to protect your company from intrusion are :
1. Use Linux, with Firefox  as your main browser. Our testing has found that many intrusions are possible via Internet Explorer, but we found zero penetration via Firefox. 
There is a simple issue with using Linux as your desktop environment -   much of the software you run currently is Windows based only. However, on computers where the primary uses are writing documents, sending and receiving email, and using a browser, these are easily migrated to Linux and open source applications. For writing documents, you can use For email, use Thunderbird - this has a very good filter system that will help to reduce your company's vulnerability to viruses and Trojans as well as the annoyance and cost of spam.  The Firefox browser is gaining in popularity and is easy to use.  There are many open source applications available (for free) that will allow you to migrate from a Windows environment to Linux - it takes just a little searching and experimentation to find great open source applications for your company. We encourage you and your IT to use open source and help via donations  this community of wonderful and dedicated developers.

Another issue with using Linux is based on mind-set for IT people. Many are simply heavily invested or hooked on the "other OS" and are unwilling to try Linux. Now they need to be more adventurous and learn how to protect the company with both internal security and with expenses.

2. You can set up 1 Windows computer in your organization that many people can have access to, using the CPA applications or simple  VNC. This gives you more control over which Windows applications are installed, which can reduce your costs and reduce your exposure to security breaches. If you have most desktops set up to run Linux with Firefox as a browser and Thunderbird as the email application, then you can have many people accessing the 1 Windows computer for applications that you can not yet find in open source.  We can give you some ideas on how to create a such a network. This solution will cut your expenses and work load on fixing many of the "viruses" you get.

3. Another solution is to install both OS (Windows and Linux) on the same computer using program to access either OS.  This way you can use Linux most of the time or email, browsing and document writing, then switch to the Windows to use other applications. Again, you get the strong security of Linux and the familiarity of Windows applications all on the same computer. 

Any of these solutions (and other potential solutions) will have advantages and disadvantages - it is up to you and your IT to test and implement what works best in your environment. WebIncome is here to help you explore.



  • Free operating system
  • Thousands of Open Source applications available
  • Access to code for customizations
  • Stability
  • More secure – minimal virus and trojan activity compared to "other" OS
  • Higher desktop productivity - due to minimal virus, spyware and malware intrusion

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