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CIN: So You Want to Switch to Linux?

Oct 03, 2003, 20:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Pastore)

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"If there's ever a time to explore taking the Linux plunge, that time is now. Or is it?

"Depending on who you listen to, Linux in the enterprise is either an IT savior or something best left for tasks that are not among the most mission-critical. No less an authority than Gartner recommends that Linux be restricted to peripheral applications and low-end infrastructure tasks like Web servers, proxy servers, and caching servers. But an increasing amount of enterprise application vendors are selling and supporting versions that run on Linux.

"Whether you are going to switch to Linux depends on a number of factors, including what industry you serve; what your IT infrastructure looks like now; what your IT infrastructure might look like in five years; your staff; and so on and so forth..."

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