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BIOS: Linux: The Thinking Person's IT Solution

Oct 29, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Malcolm Cartledge)

"Organisations want reliable, low-cost, scaleable IT solutions, so why are they still buying Microsoft server technology? With no dedicated IT resource, SMEs want a server solution that is basic technical knowledge. It is ironic that this fear of technology has sent thousands of companies hurtling into the arms of an IT vendor that has some of the most complex, resource hungry and insecure server technology on the market: Microsoft.

"Worse, that the same fear has resulted in organisations eschewing the accepted reliability and low cost of Linux due to its 'tech head' reputation. Yet packaged Linux server solutions requiring minimal expertise can support hundreds of users at a third of the cost of a Microsoft option..."

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