InfoWorld: Expand Your Infobase
Oct 24, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Every once in a while, I get a message from someone who says
'We had such-and-such problem under Linux. We called our vendor
support line. They suggested a couple things that did not help.
They said they would look at it, but they could not find an answer.
We can't implement unless we can get this solution!'
"There are a couple of problems here. First, if these accounts
are accurate, it would appear that some companies supporting Linux
are using an old methodology that assumes that all answers will be
found in an in-house infobase or internal engineering
"Any support organization running that way is long overdue for
an overhaul. Software that was born on the Web sometimes needs to
be supported with information gleaned from the Web. If you rely
solely on in-house information, you will eventually hit a brick