Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:34 UTC, submitted by WillM
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked. Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, started to falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market as a whole." More here.
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Turn around
by pclapham on Fri 26th Oct 2007 06:40 UTC
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2006-04-13

This could be true. But i belive that after some time, when management tools with the style of Active Directory, Group Policy etc... are stock standard for linux, things will change. I have some bias, but i think that Ubuntu will get this going well before the rest if looking at their desktop distro is anything to go by.

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RE: Turn around
by segedunum on Fri 26th Oct 2007 11:48 in reply to "Turn around"
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2005-07-06

But i belive that after some time, when management tools with the style of Active Directory, Group Policy etc... are stock standard for linux, things will change.

You say this as if producing graphical management tools is easy. Guess what? There's nothing around.

I have some bias, but i think that Ubuntu will get this going well before the rest if looking at their desktop distro is anything to go by.

Ubuntu haven't got a snowball in hell's chabce of doing this. They've produced nothing approaching MMC, and quite frankly, their GUI tools are not up to the job. If Red Hat hasn't been able to do it after a decade, I fail to see what Ubuntu are doing differently.

Edited 2007-10-26 12:01

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RE[2]: Turn around
by diegocg on Fri 26th Oct 2007 13:14 in reply to "RE: Turn around"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

You say this as if producing graphical management tools is easy.


In my opinion, it shouldn't be too hard. It's just that the linux crew believes that nobody should use GUI admin tools, which is STUPID.

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RE: Turn around
by rajj on Fri 26th Oct 2007 21:11 in reply to "Turn around"
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2005-07-06

Ever heard of things like cfEngine, Puppet or proprietary offerings such as IBM Tivoli?

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