Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article takes a look at the issues involved with ditching Windows for Linux. It's not the most in-depth piece, but it provides a handy introduction of the 'how's and 'why's of shifting.
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MS on servers for us ...
by -pekr- on Tue 8th Jul 2008 11:15 UTC
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2006-03-28

I have thought about replacing desktop OS with something linux based one(in theory), but we are currently deciding between MS SharePoint Portal and WebSphere Quickr, most probably ending with MS SPP. Our servers are completly Windows based, using MSSQL, Exchange etc. I can imagine replacing desktop OS, but does it make sense, when all your server infrastructure is MS based anyway? :-)

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RE: MS on servers for us ...
by jabbotts on Tue 8th Jul 2008 15:26 in reply to "MS on servers for us ..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If you can interact with all those back end Microsoft servers through standard protocols then you can probably build a workstation image. From what I've heard, sharepoint requires Windows on the front end to really make use of it's functions as does Exchange server.

This is the lock-in legacy most companies now have to live with; welcome to the upgrade treadmill, start saving up for the next version Microsoft will tel you to buy.

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obsidian Member since:
2007-05-12

Yep, that is sooo right - the ol' "upgrade treadmill"....

We've got a proprietary VCS at work (the license for which is *very* expensive). I'd love to see it replaced by Git, but it doesn't look like it'll happen.

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