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Really Linux: Opportune Time to Switch to Linux

Apr 16, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Rais)


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"With Microsoft pushing for Windows NT retirement and Linux applications maturing rapidly this is a unique moment. There has never been a more opportune time to switch operating systems.

"This brief article provides a glimpse at the significant number of applications available to those seeking a switch from Microsoft NT to Linux.

"In a strange and perhaps macabre irony, close to the horrible September 11th tragedy of 2001, Microsoft first officially announced their decision to retire Windows NT. By July 1st of this year, the standard edition will not be available through the system builder channel, and support will run out by July 2005.

"Halfway through this substantive retirement, which is impacting large and small corporations world wide, another phenomenon is happening related to Linux. Just as Microsoft is pressing for further acceptance and migration towards its newer Windows server product line, a wave of significant application successes are impacting the Linux world..."

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