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eWeek: Enterprise Linux vs Server 2003 : Smackdown!

Sep 05, 2003, 16:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Cassandra for this link. ]

"What's this? People whining about the cost of serious Linux enterprise use? Folks get real? Have you priced Microsoft Server 2003 lately?

"IT managers who want to run an enterprise operating system like SuSE's Linux Enterprise Server 8 or Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Advanced Server are fooling themselves if they think they can get away free--or for cheap. Have you compared the TCO or ROI of Linux to Microsoft's Server 2003—the only serious new Intel-based server operating system left out there? I have; the clear winner is Linux.

"I know, I know: Server 2003 is the fastest Microsoft operating system out there, yadda, yadda. You know what? It is. If all you care about is file or Web server speed--not costs--Server 2003 is today's hot-rod server OS. Of course, it's also pretty darn fast with bugs too..."

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