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Linux: Making the Change

Dec 06, 2007, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])

"Moving to Linux used to be a big deal. Sure, it was cheaper, more reliable, and more flexible--but who did you turn to when things went wrong? In an enterprise world that had grown up with the idea that Unix needed to be complex and expensive--and that Windows was a quick-and-dirty Plan B--the idea of getting a robust, scalable operating system for free just didn't click for many years.

"Fortunately for Linux, the support structure that gradually built up around this rogue operating system--which is now the favourite son of one-time Unix diehards HP, IBM, Novell and Sun Microsystems--has dispensed with that fear. Supported by integrators and buoyed by ever-improving technology, all kinds of organisations are happily using Linux for a range of mission-critical services..."

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