Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.
Good examples are such Linux distributions as SuSe , Mandrake , and RedHat , which tend to be more intuitively understood. However, they are based on the original Linux concept, which is typically not user friendly. For servers, this aspect may not be so important, but it is quite the opposite when it comes to desktop use. SMEs do not have extensive assets and are not keen to spend on unnecessary employee education. Although some Linux versions are fairly easy to use, they are still far from the industry