Finally, a Plug and Play Linux Computer For Small Business

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Midwest Server Repair LLC, a small home based computer business based 12 miles from the University of Notre Dame, has created a Linux PC, which, serves as an alternative to the modern Microsoft computer.

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Midwest Server Repair LLC, a small home based computer business based 12 miles from the University of Notre Dame, has created a Linux PC, which, serves as an alternative to the modern Microsoft computer.

The MSR Fw190 Linux Workstation was created by Owner Kevin S. Logwood to address small business concerns in a new economy.

Logwood explains, “Today's small business may be a ten to twenty man shop, the budgets of these small entities can't be held hostage to reoccurring license fees and software upgrade costs, not including anti-virus software and firewalls, it simply hampers productivity.”

The Fw190 does not have a user sharing limitation, meaning a business owner can run the Fw190 in Server mode allowing for an entire office to share files, databases, printers or even remote desktop usage. The real beauty of such an alternative is small business owners can do this for free, no purchase of Server software is needed.

With its six USB 2.0 ports, the Fw190 can accommodate an office HP laserjet printer, a network storage device for nightly backups, digital cameras and many other office peripherals simultaneously while navigating up to ten Internet web sessions and not miss a beat.

Logwood shuns Linux PC's advertised to run on cheap hardware for little money. “Those aren't serious computers. If you want a toy then buy one of those machines, if you want a computer that can run a business, then expect to pay for top notched, non refurbished hardware.”

The Fw190 ships with the following...

A very fast 3.4Ghz Dual Core AMD processor.
2 GB's of DDR2 800Mhz RAM (expandable up to 16GB's)
1, 250 GB SATA II Hard drive
450w ATX SATA Power Supply
22x DVD/CD-RW (patented vertical loading tray)
Realtek 10/100 128bit Wireless card

For businesses that must run certain Microsoft applications such as Project, Visio etc., The 190 comes preloaded with VirtualBox virtualization software, allowing you to run a full 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 7, Vista or XP inside of the security of your Linux desktop. There are two phenomenal benefits of this setup explains Logwood., “We can run Windows applications faster with a third of the memory required to run on a Windows box, secondly, if your Windows virtual machine is shutdown by a virus, you simply scan the Virtual Machine file with your free Linux anti-virus software and you're back in business, the days of a user's entire PC being rendered useless due to a virus are over.”

The Fw190 ships what Logwood describes as MSR Plug and Play ready, meaning drivers, OpenOffice software, Mozilla Internet browser, including wireless access are all preloaded, tested and ready for business upon arrival, no command line needed, no license keys requested and no need to purchase office software via the Internet before designing a spreadsheet or word document.

Logwood. Explains the chief difference in the Fw190 from other office desktop computers. “Today we are asking our employees to do more and be more versatile. These employees need a computer system that expands their reach beyond the cubicle. The idea of a desktop computer being limited to one person and one software is a pre-millennium concept which fails to give small business the edge.”

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