Linux, Windows Duke It Out Over Energy Efficiency
Aug 28, 2007, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The battles for energy efficiency aren't just being fought by
chipmakers, server and PC vendors, and other hardware companies out
there. There's a similar battle heating up on the OS layer between
Microsoft and Linux.
"Linux appears to have an advantage at the moment: Companies are
becoming increasingly open to adopting the platform both in the
server room and on the desktop. Big-name vendors like IBM, HP, and
Novell are giving the penguin a push in the datacenter, framing it
as a flexible and energy-efficient platform. The fact that Linux
offers greater virtualization opportunities than Windows (a
sentiment recently expressed by the VMWare CTO Mendel Rosenblum)
only strengthens the platform's green standing..."