Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux
Jul 24, 2010, 15:07 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Now is a particularly good time to ditch Windows for good, for
workstations as well as servers. For instance, now that Microsoft
stopped supporting Windows Server 2003 on July 13, you'll need to
find something different to use for your servers. Whether it's
switching from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 or to Linux-based
servers--or changing out tired and faulty Windows Vista desktops
for the alien Windows 7 or something more user-friendly--Linux
provides you with freedom and freedom of choice.
"You might believe that dumping Windows and switching to Linux
is a difficult task, but the change in thought and the perception
of that switch are the most difficult. If you've attempted an
upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, you know what pain is.
"Business owners find that Linux, for what was once a "niche"
operating system, provides the necessary components and services on
which many rely"