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IBM developerWorks: Will Linux replace Windows NT as the server OS of choice?

Jul 06, 2000, 20:33 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by T. W. Burger)

"Linux is ready, or at least poised, to take on Windows NT for market dominance of server operating systems. It is the competitive choice for the user wanting a cheap, versatile, scalable, and reliable server solution. With the waning of Novell NetWare as the major microcomputer-based network server operating system, Microsoft Windows NT is now dominating the small-to-medium enterprise market. This article examines how Linux is ready to meet or exceed all user requirements that NT provides and why Linux should be the preferred alternative to NT. Included are the steps, requirements, options, and costs involved."

"Linux will soon surpass NT in most if not all network service applications. It is an open source, multi-vendor, and multi-platform server operating system solution. It is stable, versatile, and powerful, and it can be free. Anything Windows NT can do, it can do as well and often better; and the Justice Department is not trying to break up any Linux shops."

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