Update: Vladville: Linux vs. SBS: Switch!
Jun 09, 2006, 01:25 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vlad Mazek)
"Excellent point brought up in the comments section today by
For example, Microsoft wants to argue about stability
vs. Linux. In nearly all Linux servers we manage that comparison is
laughable. Now, compare RPC-over-HTTP functionality with Linux? You
can't, no such thing on Linux! Where is that among the
"This is something that I've tried to make very painfully clear
in my Linux presentations for SBSers in Florida groups. Here is the
thing about winning in small business, you have to know your
customers. You also have to know your Microsoft and understand
certain 'facts.' So here is a little competitive howto on Linux vs.
[Microsoft Small Business Server]..."
Email Battles: Why Linux Servers Trump Windows SBS
[ Thanks to zanek for this
"Anyway, Vlad believes the real strengths SBS enjoys over Linux
revolve around its easier upgradability, better documentation, more
professional consultants and most of all, Microsoft Exchange.
(Whether you agree or disagree, you'll benefit from his colorful
and insightful reasoning.)
"All true, as far as he goes.
"But while Vlad suggests that people buy Linux strictly for the
price, a crucial disadvantage of SBS lies in that mountain of
software that Microsoft's licensing rules force you to pile onto a