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Linux Vs NT Debate in Cork, Ireland - A report

Jul 30, 1999, 15:50 (6 Talkback[s])
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A report has been posted on the CorkLUG web site about the recent NT Vs Linux debate in Cork city.

"On July 2nd, 1999, Cork Business Innovation Centre held a Linux vs NT debate in the Hospitality Room, Beamish & Crawford Plc, South Main St., Cork."

"I'm writing this from memory so please excuse the generalised view of the debate! The night went well, All speakers spoke well about their topics and obviously knew about their subject matter. I was disappointed to hear some well known FUD[1] paraphrased by both camps. I don't remember the details, but saying that, "NT had a staggering growth rate of xx% in 199x compared to the Unix growth of (very small number)%." At the time NT was the new boy in town, with a very small installed base. Unix has a huge installed base so you'd expect it's growth to be mostly flat in comparision. The Linux guys were just as guilty on this count as well! Although this was an NT Vs Linux debate, one thing became obvious from the very start. Neither of the pro-NT debators was really anti-Linux! They, in fact, argued quite well for Linux in the questions and answers session afterwards!"

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