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LinuxWorld.au: Red Hat CTO Weighs on MS vs. Linux in the Data Centre

Jan 31, 2003, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"Recently, Peter Houston, director of server strategy for Microsoft, sized up the future of enterprise data centres as a 'two horse race' between Microsoft and Linux, with Unix being more of an afterthought as a strategic platform.

"However, at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York last week, Michael Tieman [sic], CTO at Red Hat, who has a different view of how the enterprise data centre market will shake out.

"'I've talked to very few people who will trust Windows in their data centre,' Tiemann said. 'In the field, there is a perception of robustness in Unix and in Linux that you can't get on any other platform; there is no [colloquial] term for what happens when [a Linux or Unix] system crashes,' he added, refering to the 'blue screen of death' as it is known, when a Windows server fails..."

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