Don't Confuse Bad Linux Support for Bad Linux
Jul 02, 2008, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"Anti-Linux evangelists try to level many claims against the
free open source operating system Linux. Arguments against the base
cost (nothing!) or about the turnaround time to repair security
exploits don't work. But there is one item in the anti-Linux
arsenal which often hits hard: lack of support. Here's why it makes
good Linux techies groan when they see it.
"Earlier this year I railed against Microsoft's 'comparison'
site which alleges to give unbiased points of distinction between
Microsoft's server products and the range of Linux distributions.
This had once been heavily campaigned under the name 'get the
facts' which Microsoft later stated they had dropped--but yet 'get
the facts' still turns up in Google ad blocks and the site itself
claims to give 'the facts' on the server choices available..."