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SmartMoney.com: Windows 2000: A Cloudy ViewFeb 18, 2000, 04:39 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cintra Scott)
"The Windows 2000's launch is the biggest Microsoft to-do since the launch of Windows 98 two years ago. But unlike anything that came before it, 2000 is really gunning for 'e-business' dollars, competing with the likes of Unix and Linux. ... According to just about all the independent surveys bandied about, the majority of Microsoft's business clients plan to sit back and let others be the guinea pigs this year."
"In a Merrill Lynch survey of 50 CIOs released Jan. 31, only four respondents (8%) could see replacing Unix servers with Windows 2000 ones -- even though Windows-based servers cost a third as much. At the same time, 15 of them (30%) planned to try out Linux soon, which analyst Chris Milunovich interprets as a threat to Microsoft. Windows' lack of reliability and scalability are cited by technology professionals as its two main faults."
"We called on PurchasePro's (PPRO) chief technology officer, Mike Ford, to compare the systems from his Internet-centric point of view. Since last summer, Ford has turned his business-to-business company from a mostly Windows shop, to a mostly Unix and Linux shop. 'I did my due diligence,' he says of the decision. He looked at Windows, Unix, Linux and even IBM (IBM) mainframes. And Ford was sent a test (beta) version of 2000, but he didn't think it was as reliable as Unix. 'We need a 24-by-seven operating system,' he says."
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