osViews: Microsoft's Ease of Use vs. Linux' Sweat Equity
May 18, 2004, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wesley Parish)
[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ]
"A while back, I lighted on the now standard debate on the
merits of Linux and related Operating Systems versus those of
Microsoft Windows NT/XP.
"One thing eventually got me thinking. In every posting that
claimed success with using NT/XP, the factor that was claimed as
the guarantee of success was never the OS's 'superior' technology,
which has been Microsoft's line all along, but instead the time
spent in doing things right.
"In other words, the reason why some companies could claim
success with their deployment of NT was good old elbow-grease/sweat