eWeek: Enterprise Linux vs Server 2003 : Smackdown!
Sep 05, 2003, 16:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"What's this? People whining about the cost of serious Linux
enterprise use? Folks get real? Have you priced Microsoft Server
"IT managers who want to run an enterprise operating system like
SuSE's Linux Enterprise Server 8 or Red Hat's Enterprise Linux
Advanced Server are fooling themselves if they think they can get
away free--or for cheap. Have you compared the TCO or ROI of Linux
to Microsoft's Server 2003—the only serious new Intel-based
server operating system left out there? I have; the clear winner is
"I know, I know: Server 2003 is the fastest Microsoft operating
system out there, yadda, yadda. You know what? It is. If all you
care about is file or Web server speed--not costs--Server 2003 is
today's hot-rod server OS. Of course, it's also pretty darn fast
with bugs too..."