Really Linux: Opportune Time to Switch to Linux
Apr 16, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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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..."