Is Linux for my organisation?

Bristol Wireless specialise in the deployment of open source and Linux on the desktop and server.

Migration is the act of moving from one operating system to another (e.g. Microsoft Windows to Linux). If you’re considering migrating your IT, Bristol Wireless can help.


  • Site surveys
  • Evaluations
  • Comprehensive reporting and analysis
  • Advice on which sorts of migration are both practical and cost-effective
  • Tailored, affordable support packages and training
  • Fully managed IT systems tailored to your organisation
  • No vendor lock-in
  • Remote administration, reducing support costs, response time and mileage
  • Consultation with experienced technicians


We have many years experience of providing in-house training in open source and Linux.


We have trained support staff available during business hours from Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted).

We have staff available within the Bristol area to offer on-site support or we can partner with other open source consultants elsewhere in the country to ensure your systems are fully supported.

Please see our dedicated support page.

Technical detail

Bristol Wireless will help you to migrate from your present operating system(s) to Linux.

  • Low energy, low cost, low maintenance and reliable IT systems
  • Tailor-made software built on Linux
  • Wireless and wired networking
  • Inexpensive VoIP (web-based) telephone systems
  • Server and desktop systems
  • Database design/migration
  • ADSL connectivity
  • Managed servers and virtual servers
  • Encrypted off-site backup and disaster recovery
  • Web and mail hosting consultancy
  • A range of LTSP (thin client) options

Why we recommend Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

  • FOSS is easily adaptable and can be modified to suit your needs. In other words, tailor your software to your business, not your business to your software
  • FOSS applications are freely available to copy, adapt and share with no licensing costs or restrictions on volume usage.
  • FOSS is scalable and FOSS operating systems and software run on PCs, Macs, supercomputers, PDA’s and mobile phones, multimedia devices, etc.
  • Improved security; fewer vulnerabilities and bug are fixed speedily; fewer viruses, Trojans, worms; no spyware or malware.
  • Integrated accessibility software.
  • Linux can reduce power requirements and result in significant energy savings. Open source systems have lower system requirements than some other operating systems and will happily run on older hardware, extending its service life.

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