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Linux is coming to a desktop near you. The question being asked has gone from "Can it happen?" to "When and how do we get there?" This article is a high-level overview of some of the technical issues revolving around your corporate Linux desktop. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt: The Current FUDBefore any corporate-sponsored Linux-based project gets under way, the current crop of FUD should probably be addressed. It might save some time later, and the mere fact that it comes up is a testament to the success of those who are spreading it. There is so much of it that there's no way this article can be remotely comprehensive on the topic. You'll need to evaluate what has come your way: ask the principals what they have heard and address it so that everyone understands that this is not another backroom project. For the purposes of this article we'll largely assume that we'r... (more)