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SearchEnterpriseLinux: 'OS Bigots Are Not What People Are Looking For'

Jun 19, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"Why should Windows shops and IT pros start studying Linux?

"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 success.

"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..."

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