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Linuxnewbie: Why I chose Windows NT over Linux: Not This Time! (Followup)

Jan 16, 2001, 16:51 (21 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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