Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[6]: Things to consider
by hamster on Mon 27th Nov 2006 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Things to consider"
hamster
Member since:
2006-10-06

Thats not my experince... last time i had to setup a linux server it needed not only a lot more but double the amount of ram windows needed. It was a fedora core 3. Even without any load on the server it kinda walked insted of running as win2k3 did.

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RE[7]: Things to consider
by akro on Mon 27th Nov 2006 16:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Things to consider"
akro Member since:
2005-07-06

How much crap did you leave in the install....

Even Microsoft realizes the everything and a the sink on the server is a bad idea. Look at what they are doing with Longhorn server... between striped down out of the box (no gui) and power shell it's clear the minimal server route with a strong command line is the best way and even microsoft sees this as the case...I think a lot of MCSE's are gonna be in trouble soon...

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RE[7]: Things to consider
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 21:31 in reply to "RE[6]: Things to consider"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Hmm... My Windows 2003 Server works as a Desktop OS and it uses pretty much the same amount of RAM as Gnome does. The difference is that in Linux the RAM is used as "swap" and doesn't use the harddisk swap at all, while in Win2K3 it doesn't use RAM that way, but uses as much swap as Linux uses cache. Vista uses the RAM as cache.

It's been a long time ago since I used FC3, so I dare not say if it is particularly memory hungry, but FC3 was the reason why I switched to LFS (and today gentoo).

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