SearchEnterpriseLinux: 'OS Bigots Are Not What People Are Looking For'
Jun 19, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Why should Windows shops and IT pros start studying
"Milberg: They should be boning up for the same
reason that Unix shops need to bone up on Linux and Windows. You
can't work in a vacuum today.
"OS bigots are not what people are looking for. Each platform
has its own bread and butter today: Unix in enterprise
mission-critical databases; Linux in Web/mail/DNS servers; and
Windows in anything on the desktop. But proponents of each of these
operating systems are also going after one another with increasing
"Linux has been successful lately, attacking on a two-front war,
getting business from Unix folk and also going after the desktop
with a vengeance. If Windows folk truly want to be successful,
they're going to have to learn other technologies required in
today's heterogeneous environments. If they do not, senior
management will have to bring in consultants to perform work
outside of [current employees'] standard work, which would be too
expensive down the road..."