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If you think Linux is the choice of geeks only, think again. Many of the large software vendors are now shipping Linux versions of their software. In this article I'll take you through some of these product offerings. Be prepared, though: if you're new to this Linux world you're going to find some interesting facts. The majority of vendors are bringing their wares to this new and exciting platform. Hardware Before you can begin to use Linux, you'll need to find a platform on which to run the beast. Contrary to popular belief, you're no longer restricted to the Intel-PC platform. Yes, Linux runs largely on a PC platform, but many other hardware manufacturers have recently been helping the Linux revolution come to their doorstep. If you have a Sun UltraSPARC, you'll be able to run Linux on it. Although Sun Microsystems doesn't support Linux directly, it did help the t... (more)