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Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

Aug 03, 2007, 21:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Heldman)

" I've always been a Microsoft and Windows bigot, and I've suffered for it-big time. Bosses have chastised me for always recommending a Microsoft solution when there were other companies out there whose software often did the same thing for less. I've paid dearly for being pro-SQL Server when in the camps of the Oracle faithful. I've been denounced and jeered at by Linux, Mac, Unix and even mainframe stalwarts. I've suffered the arrogant sneers of software engineers who simply couldn't accept that Microsoft can write great software.

"I could easily roll with all those punches, until Microsoft came out with Vista. First of all, it's priced beyond of the reach of the average Joe's pocketbook--anywhere from $199 to $399, depending on the edition..."

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