So we all know that *nix environments are far more stable than many
alternatives (I dare wintrolls to argue against it) and we also know about
further advantages due to the diverse amount of software, which can be
installed without monetary constraints. That given, in *unix-oriented
* There is less need for code to be written and
customised in the enterprise. Everything is in
fm.net or sf.net already.
* There is less of a need for IT staff to ever
get involved in operation. Servers just don't
require critical maintenance (updates) and
remain up for months, if not years (reboots).
So, Linux sucks, right? It makes people redundant as it simply has the
ability to cope on its own without outside intervention. I know many
organisations that need to demonstrate 'competence' by proving that they
throw some money (budget) at something, as well as provide their employees
with chores, or else they would become redundant and bitter.
Corollary: Windows makes everyone happy [sarcasm]. Budgets get burned and
people do not get bored. I sure know I get bored when the portmaster stays
up for over 100 days. That's why I'm here all the time chatting...