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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..."

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