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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RE: MS on servers for us ...
by jabbotts on Tue 8th Jul 2008 15:26 UTC 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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