Linux Crossing Threshold to Real Mission Critical Computing
Apr 24, 2007, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The phrase 'mission critical' is one of the more misused
marketing terms in the IT industry, frequently cited to describe
operating conditions that might more accurately be defined as
'business critical,' 'enterprise-ready,' or just plain 'important.'
In fact, a true mission critical application should be defined as
one which is vital to the successful completion of an entire
project, the mission of an organization, or in extreme cases, the
protection of human lives. In the long-running debate over the
technical maturity of Linux, its ability to handle such
applications has frequently been cited as a critical milestone
separating it from other more established operating systems..."