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ServerWatch: The Windows vs. Linux Decider

Oct 06, 2006, 21:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Dick Federle is a highly experienced IT systems manager and architect, having designed and supervised many custom development jobs. He currently works for OTB Solutions, a consultancy based in Seattle. Previously, he managed Ernst & Young's Business Architecture practice.

"Along the way, Federle noticed an odd phenomenon in the world of IT. He's seen many managers make one of their most critical decisions--whether to opt for Windows or Linux--on strictly personal grounds.

"Many choose between Windows and Linux based on a gut feeling--in an abstract, almost philosophical manner. This innermost intuition is not the way to go in what should be a straight-ahead business decision..."

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