Datamation: Choosing Vendors: The Linux vs. Microsoft Red Herring
Dec 19, 2006, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"A few years back I wrote my very first column for an online
publication called Linux Pipeline on choosing software wisely. The
column was to begin a series of events that changed my life because
I used, as an example, a CIO who had chosen Linux for the wrong
reasons. Now, to be clear, Linux may have been the right choice.
What I was challenging was that the analysis that was done was
focused on things that had very little to do which her company's
needs. And the choice was, by her own admission, made because she
believed deeply that Linux should be the way the world worked.
"The column's titled was changed to 'Linux is Not Ready For The
Enterprise,' it got picked up by SlashDot, which focused on the
example and not the message--and you can probably imagine the
legendary amount of hate mail that resulted..."