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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 Josh:

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 facts?

"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]..."

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Email Battles: Why Linux Servers Trump Windows SBS

[ Thanks to zanek for this link. ]

"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 single server..."

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