3.) Is any Linux Distro ready to take on a big corporate contract/tender ?
You are not outside that box .... yet
Why would a large corp/gov/etc need a particular distro?
They already have more resources and money than most distros out there.
There are suitable business orientated distros that could be used as a base to build their own.
If they build their own then they have complete control over it.
Some corps/gov agencies have already gone this route ... with considerable success if reports are to be believed.
OK, thanks for that Just17
Build your own Distro to your specific needs is what I want to see happening, instead of getting 'stuck' with an MS leech of a System, that holds you at ransom forever to keep upgrading all of their crappy products.
1.) Damn, Hardware, and Certification for Win 8 aint gonna allow us who use Linux to jump on board the latest Hardware.
Well there are two options here. Use older hardware and maximize the drivers for those or build custom machines that are modern and will run the latest hardware or I suppose as a third option wait until someone in the Linux community gets around that issue.
Older hardware I find in Linux is much better and with fewer hiccups. That's just my take on it of course from my own personal experience. What I do think is often with latest hardware you have to wait a few months until Linux drivers are made for them anyway in that time a lot could happen. Linux doesn't need to run on the latest hardware to work, it's what I love about Linux so any current machines for a business could continue for another long time just with a change of OS.
At Home, I have throw away P4 spec type Computers. 40 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, 2 to 3 GHz CPU's. People upgrade and rather than throw them in land fill, take 'em to a Computer Recycler, which is the better option as they'll dispose of the 'nasty bits' properly. I'll generally get a 'Older Model' Comp from family and friends and have a ball with them using PCLinuxOS.Crow said:
After that the problem with UEFI will be solved, one way or another
Yes, believe so too.