Got Desktop Linux in Your Company?

Hi all, this is Products Editor, James Gray. I am writing an article on interesting desktop Linux implementations in the enterprise. I plan to showcase a number of cases that show how Linux can make its way out of the server room and onto the desktops of many different kinds of workers. Do you have anything interesting at your company? Or have you read about anything that floated your boat lately?

If so, email me at or post a comment below.



James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.


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Desktop Ubuntu for Real Estate Agents

lapubell's picture

I currently work on many different projects doing many different things and one of those is being the on call tech support person for a Local Real Estate Agent office. I was hired on as the need for someone to show up once or twice a week and help people with their questions was becoming more and more needed. I just recently finished a project where the main office hired me to set up a way to easily make slides for new listings to be used in a presentation. The machine that they wanted me to work on is a PIII 700mhz old compaq with 16meg video. It doesn't really like doing full screen anything.

I was able to use xdialog and imagemagick to make a nice and easy slide creator that dumped the completed file into a folder that is later called on when making the slideshow. Pretty fun and the first (of hopefully more) infiltration of Linux into that corporate MS office.

Desktop Linux in my company.

Tabare Perez's picture

I work at Compañía Industrial de Tabacos Montepaz in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America (
The company has more than 100 workstation all running Windows.
I work in R&D. So, this condition helps to experiment with my computers (I have 15 in the lab).
Five years ago, I began to work with open source on my Windows workstation. I choose open source soft that also runs on GNU/Linux. Then, one year later, I began to work on Linux. The first distribution was SuSe 8.0, the second SuSe 9.1 and now I have a wonderful Debian 4.0.
As a programmer, GNU/Linux is the best tool for my job.
As a user, the same. The new distributions includes all the soft that common users need.
Linux on desktop is here. No doubt.

Sorry for my really bad english.

Best regards