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Linux Done Right: A User's Pleasant Surprise

Sep 11, 2007, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

"First, a little background. I initially spoke with John Flores, a system administrator with the University of Texas at San Antonio, earlier this year for a broad SearchEnterpriseLinux.com article on Linux support. The article focused on the good, the bad and the ugly of working with commercial Linux distributors, as well as with the alternatives like CentOS and Debian. It was also a comparison of the past, present and future of Linux support as a whole. Flores and his data center--like many data centers today--were at a crossroads. He was using Windows NT as his domain controller, but it was update time as a few Dell servers were past their prime and new ones were set to be introduced in the summer of 2006. 'We had an old Dell 6300 that was to be put out of service... it was what was running the NT 4.0,' Flores told me. 'Rather than move NT 4.0 to a new server, we were looking for an OS that could put onto a new server and it was going to be either Linux or MS...'"

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