Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 15:02 UTC, submitted by WillM
OSNews, Generic OSes "The server operating system wars never seem to slow down. Last week it was Red Hat's turn with the announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which incorporates the Xen open source hypervisor. Naturally there's also the endless market speculation about the final feature set and likely arrival date of Windows Server 2007. And then there's Solaris, which with its nice value-add features like DTrace and its new status as open source software is making something of a comeback, it seems."
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RE[4]: Really Meaningless
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really Meaningless "
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True, but at the same time, alot of it is cluelessness

Maybe, but if you know you have a massive resource base (expensive or not) to rely upon during setup or in case the worst happens - then it makes sense to go with that company. After all, a payroll server (for example) crashing could prove very very damaging to a company if no-one is there with specialise knowlage to suport the system.

for example, I deployed a fleet of computers for a highschool; FreeBSD + GNOME + running ontop.

I appretiate your example, but my comments were more directed at companies that offer top-end solutions for business critical systems. While I agree in princible with what you've achieved, it wouldn't (in my opinion) be as practical to set up a payroll server (to use a previous example) "just to see what happens".
We use Oracle for our HR and payroll systems and while I don't particularly like the application itself, the support level for their systems is superb.

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