Why Food for the Hungry runs Ubuntu

Consultant John D. Cook recently interviewed Rick Richter, CIO of Food for the Hungry, about why they’ve decided to convert all of their computers to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a version of Linux created by the company Canonical.  I have Ubuntu installed on my personal iMac for some of the same reasons Richter cites:  security, easy to maintain, and it works well on older computers (like my 4.5 year old iMac).  Ubuntu is also free which is a nice side benefit.

If you’re curious about Ubuntu I encourage you to download a copy and burn it to CD.  You can actually run Ubuntu directly from the CD to try it out.  No need to install until you’re ready to take the plunge.

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