Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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RE: Windows vs Linux, an opinion
by jief on Wed 16th Jul 2003 20:44 UTC

Archiesteel is so right. And on the server, linux/unix has a bigger share for internet servers i.e. web/dns/ftp.

After what happened in January, I'm sure a lot of sys admins decided to move their MsSql servers to more stable and secure MySQL servers. Face it, if you need stable, high availability and secure servers, don't run Windows. You will need to patch it all the time with security patches (and as we've seen, even Microsoft suffered from SQL Slammer).

I have nothing against Windows, I use it at work, althought it behaves oddly sometimes, it works most of time. But when you're used to Linux, it's just not comparable.

Jebus, you should use other distros than RedHat/Mandrake, and you would see what linux is really about.