It is a fact that Linux has a strong foothold in the server market today including an increasing number of companies and government institutions standardizing on it. Remote access is quite popular amongst support services because it enables support staff to easily troubleshoot a recipient client’s system without having to go to where the recipient client is located.

Simply put, one can do troubleshooting on the client machine right on one’s PC. This is why remote desktop connections are popular. You may be familiar with remote desktop connections when it comes to Windows. However, other operating systems like Linux can also be accessed using such service.

Bomgar is certified on multiple Linux distros and unlike some solutions that stop with basic support, it offers largely the same features for Linux as it does for Windows. So why Bomgar? What makes them different from the rest?

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Not all remote desktop connection clients can simplify support like Bomgar does. It lets technicians control remote computers, servers, smartphones and network devices over the internet or network through an easy to use user interface. The functionalities are self explanatory and one can actually initiate a remote connection to the destination client with ease.

Regarding firewall issues, although firewalls block incoming traffic, they do allow outbound traffic. Through a Bomgar Box, both end to end users can send outbound traffic thereby providing instant support to any computer in the world without the worries and hassle of bypassing firewall problems.

One of Bomgar’s well known clients who uses their product is Zappos.com who uses their remote desktop client in order for their support representatives to work efficiently considering they are a a Linux based call center.

Download a free trial of this secure Linux remote support software to try it out yourself. It includes Windows remote support as well as Linux, Mac OS, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile all from one screen. Check it out!

Got this one from Tom’s Hardware.

A European PS3 owner has claimed a partial refund because of Sony’s decision to axe Linux support.

When Tom’s Hardware reported that Sony would be ditching OtherOS support, killing off the ability to run Linux on your console, a lot of PS3 users suggested that this could not be legal. What about people who purchased the PS3 with this feature in mind? Wouldn’t taking it away mean the console no longer performed as advertised?

Well, that’s what one European user said when he complained to Amazon. PlayStation University reports that NeoGAF forum moderator “iapetus” received over $100 in credit from Amazon for his original purchase of his PlayStation 3. Iapetus filed a complaint with the etailer on the grounds that removing Linux support violates European Union consumer laws. Amended in 2002 to affect all EU member states, the law states that all goods “must be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.”

PlayStation University reports that because Sony made it known at the time of purchase that you would be able to install an ‘Other OS’ the owner was able to raise this issue with Amazon. Amazon’s policy was to offer a partial refund whether the consumer had used that feature or not.

It’s not yet clear if Amazon has awarded other PS3 owners similar rebates, or even if anyone else has tried to get a refund.

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