The BBC News Site has a great article or is it an interview with Bob Young. Mr. Young is the man who started selling Red Hat. The article covers some of his doubts, fears and what insipired him. The article is a great read and very informative.
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I came across this story about Windows vs. Linux Servers on the IT World Website. The supposed expert states things like "Windows access control "blows Linux out of the water," he claims. "In a Windows box, you can set access-control mechanisms without a software add-on." " Since I setup access control on Linux servers on a regular basis. I have never needed a software add-on to do it. Several of the companies I have worked for have used tools that manage all of their servers in a unified and automated manner. These tools however were used for all of the systems in their environment be they Unix, Linux, Windows and even the Mainframe.
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.
Linux server revenue share grew to 16.8 percent, says IDC, and Linux is now running on 91 percent of the 500 fastest supercomputers."
Very cool to see things moving forward at such steady pace. Check out the article and amaze your friends with a fresh set of stats.
I came across an interesting article today over at techworld.com about the issues with migrating to a Linux Desktop. The article makes serveral really good points about whether or not you will really see the R in the ROI and how Virtual PCs might just finally make it all work out for companies of all sizes. The trick is, as it's always been, getting people to do things they aren't familar with.
What do you think, can Virutal PC's enhance Linux Adoption? Let us know in the comments below.