Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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That is an excellent reason why businesses should stay away from Linux.

If a business does choose one distro over another, and the cult gets offended by something that distro does, then suddenly all the Linux "Admins" will be demanding the business switch to a more "ideological pure" Linux distro.

Stay away from cults. It will bring you nothing but grief.

Speaking as a Sys-Admin in a predominantly (85%+) Linux company, we run Ubuntu, because it works, and because the GPL makes sense from a bussiness perspective. We use propietry nVidia drivers because they work, and if they became an issue*, we could switch to something else.

Ideaology is set by the owner of the company. If I decided to change the software on the machines to something more 'pure', I'd be out of a job.

Also - generally speaking, a cult is something associated with religon. If someone confuses the use of an a particular operating system with the worship of a god, then that person probably needs to get out more.

* An issue being along the lines of unfixed security problem or spyware issues.

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