Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2005 16:32 UTC, submitted by Valour
Linux "There is a lot of confusing information about the GNU/Linux operating system, open source and free software, and related issues in the press today. Many of these technologies and concepts are difficult to understand because they deviate from the standard historical traditions of the software industry. There are also a number of sponsored reports and other corporate propaganda published around the Web that smear the image of Linux and free software. In the interest of making a few basic concepts clear, this article will bring light to the darkness perpetuated by uninformed journalists, campaigning CEOs, and misleading advertisements."
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SEJeff
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2005-11-05

Windows is not ready for the enterprise

The numbers don't lie folks:
http://www.top500.org/lists/2005/11/l/Operating_System_Family

Of the current 500 fastest supercomputers in the world, only 1 of them runs windows while 74.4% run Linux.

While I agree that Linux is not ready for general desktop
consumption by the average non-techie, it is very ready
and more than capable for widespread usage in specific corporate environments. Desktop
Linux hasn't been a major push until the past 3 1/2 years.

/me puts tounge in cheek as he posts this from his Ubuntu desktop at work.

Edited 2005-12-19 18:46

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