Free Software Magazine: Does Free Software Make Sense for your Enterprise?
Dec 10, 2005, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Jackiewicz)
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"'Dude, I can, like, totally do that way cheaper with Linux and
stuff.' These were the words of a bearded geek running Linux on his
digital watch. As he proceeded to cut and patch alpha code into the
Linux kernel running on the production database system, the manager
watched on in admiration. Six months later, long after the young
hacker decided to move into a commune in the Santa Cruz hills,
something broke. Was it really 'way' cheaper?
"I remember the first time I actually opened up a Sun server
after years of using them remotely. Coming from a background of
PC-based hardware (that were somehow deemed servers), it was a