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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RE[4]: Turn around
by rajj on Sat 27th Oct 2007 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Turn around"
rajj
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2005-07-06

In enterprise circles, change management and automation is absolutely everything nowadays. GUI interfaces make that hard if not impossible. If I can store my entire configuration environment in a version control system, have those configurations applied automatically when they change, and have an audit trail of who, when and what changed, that is far more important that having idiot box GUI tools.

At any rate, this is all a red herring. There are GUI/Server automation tools for Linux from commercial vendors.

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RE[5]: Turn around
by segedunum on Sat 27th Oct 2007 21:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Turn around"
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2005-07-06

There are GUI/Server automation tools for Linux from commercial vendors.

From Linux vendors? No, they're not good enough. From other vendors? No one wants to have to buy additional software for what should be there to start off with.

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RE[6]: Turn around
by rajj on Sat 27th Oct 2007 23:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Turn around"
rajj Member since:
2005-07-06

Having everything and the kitchen sink included and integrated to the point of being inseparable is the Microsoft way. UNIX admins usually already have their tool kit, and they don't want a vendor's pre-integrated crap getting in the way.

With Windows, the operating system is already so expensive that one can't afford to buy anything else. With Linux or BSD, one can actually afford to pick best of breed management solutions.

With Puppet or CfEngine, even the management solution doesn't cost anything to acquire. If these systems are just too much for you to comprehend, you still have all that money you didn't spend on software licenses to hire competent staff.

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