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[News] Success for GNU/Linux in Servers Measured Not Sales-wise; Non-Experts Falter

  • Subject: [News] Success for GNU/Linux in Servers Measured Not Sales-wise; Non-Experts Falter
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:38:50 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The Open Source Server Quagmire

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| For many enterprises, the server OS 
| presents a quagmire: They don't want to pay 
| too much for the server OS on which they 
| rely, but at the same time, they don't want 
| their server OS makers going out of 
| business. The big question is whether 
| there's enough money in open source 
| software to build strong and stable 
| enterprise OS makers.
| If you run your business using Microsoft's 
| Windows server OSes, then you really don't 
| have to worry. The Redmond giant is rolling 
| in cash thanks in no small part to the high 
| prices it charges for its desktop and 
| server OSes and the client access licenses 
| it requires to connect one to the other.
| But open source companies are different. 
| They don't sell their open source software 
| per se, and therefore they don't make a lot 
| of money. Peter Wayner over at InfoWorld 
| wrote recently about two highly valued open 
| source companies: MySQL, which Sun bought 
| for $1 billion, and Red Hat, currently 
| valued by the market at around $6 billion. 
| This was what he had to say...


When Experts aren't Experts bad stories happen...

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| The "Expert" also seemed to think it was 
| harder to manage a Linux Server over a 
| Windows Sever.  This is strictly a matter 
| of what you are used to.  While there were 
| times in my past where I did Administer 
| Windows Servers.  Going back now and trying 
| to do things is difficult because of how 
| much has changed.  Learning and becoming an 
| expert in any operating system takes time 
| and requires work.
| Companies need to evaluate the Linux vs. 
| Windows choice based on what they are 
| trying to do.  Everyone needs to not make 
| this decision on a case by case basis.  
| There are no hard fast rules and staffing 
| and cost will always be the biggest things 
| to determine it.



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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