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.