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Windows Server vs. Linux

Jun 09, 2010, 21:43 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Combine that with the flexibility you have to make kernel modifications, something you can't do with proprietary Windows, and there's a lot to say about the benefits of open-source Linux. But that's not the whole story, Cox points out, noting there are some strong arguments to be made on behalf of Windows, particularly for the enterprise.

"For instance, because you can make kernel modifications to Linux, the downside of that is 'you need a higher level of expertise to keep a production environment going,' Cox says, noting a lot of people build their own packages and since there are variations of Linux, such as SuSE or Debian, special expertise may be needed.

"Windows offers appeal in that 'it's a stable platform, though not as flexible,' Cox says. When it comes to application integration, 'Windows is easier,' he says."

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