Linuxnewbie: Why I chose Windows NT over Linux: Not This Time! (Followup)
Jan 16, 2001, 16:51 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Skippy)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Sensei
for this link. ]
"In early January 2000 I wrote about my decision to use Windows
NT in the creation of a new network. I detailed why I chose Windows
NT, after performing an evaluation between it and Linux."
"I'm here today to tell you why I reversed that decision, and
how I used Linux to give me the functionality I required...."
"I work for a non-profit agency, so the avoidance of licensing
fees was very attractive to me. It wasn't mandatory; after all
'non-profit' doesn't mean 'no money at all.' But that, coupled with
the comparatively slimmer hardware requirements and the abundance
of great tools made for compelling arguments to my superiors. Yes,
Linux was a risk. But after much discussion, I felt confident that
the long term benefit outweighed the risks."