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____/ BjÃrn Steensrud on Friday 23 Sep 2011 09:13 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Linux works best when nobody hears about it because there are no
>> 'incidents'. When did we last hear about LSE?
> ISTR that Linus Torvalds talked about this, many years ago. IT guys were
> swapping services over to Linux systems, nobody noticed, except that
> reliability went up. Sometimes a suit would find out and force a return to
> that other "OS" - at the time, NT - and the old problems returned.
One company that I work for has over 300 Linux servers that we can monitor easily,
one person covering those while only having to perform maintenance about 20%
of the time (the rest is monitoring). At Google, the ratio is one admin per hundreds
if not a thousand boxes. Rex Ballard one gave some numbers for the Windows side.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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