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Linux ideal for software appliances, says Novell

Feb 27, 2009, 16:04 (2 Talkback[s])
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""What we found, talking to our ISVs (independent software vendors) and partners, is that up to 50 percent of support issues come from improperly installed software," said Friedman.

"The appliance model also makes it far easier for enterprises to evaluate a new application, he said. Again, companies don't have to go through a complicated installation process, but can just drop it in and try it out, according to Friedman.

"Modularity and licensing are two advantages of Linux that make it better suited to building software appliances than any other operating system, according to Friedman. Stripping out all the parts you don't want from the operating system, configuring it and the shipping it would be impossible with Windows, but with Linux it's possible, he said."

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