Linked by Rahul on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
Linux ServerWatch writes about the slow but sure death of UNIX by the onslaught of Linux and customers moving from older proprietary UNIX systems to commercially supported open source enterprise Linux distributions. "Linux does have one killer feature that is driving the switch: lower cost. Many companies are discovering Linux to be extremely attractive from a cost perspective. Take the experience of Sabre, a travel company that replaced Solaris with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on x86 machines, resulting in lowering costs 90 percent (with a three-fold speed gain to boot). These potential cost savings, which include hardware maintenance costs savings, are not to sniffed at."
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krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

HAHAH!!! Yes thats why more of the top 500 computers use Linux than ANYTHING else. Even FBSD.

Look at uptimes!

KRR

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TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

uptimes? What uptimes? If no one is using the OS, does it matter how long it will stay up?

I find it both funny and sad to see BSD zealots defending their turf against linux. I actually like the BSD's. They have some remarkable features. But to sit there and bash Linux when so much of the source code between the two OS's is shared is pretty silly. KDE is KDE no matter what you run it on.

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krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

uptimes? What uptimes? If no one is using the OS, does it matter how long it will stay up?

I find it both funny and sad to see BSD zealots defending their turf against linux. I actually like the BSD's. They have some remarkable features. But to sit there and bash Linux when so much of the source code between the two OS's is shared is pretty silly. KDE is KDE no matter what you run it on.

See Netcraft uptimes.

KDE 3.5.x is great on both! 4.x sucks rocks! It's completely unusable IMO and has a terrible UI. Too much eye-candy and flash that gets in the way of doing work! besides KDE is not part of an OS IMO.

One of the reasons the documentation sucks is that everything in Linux is a moving target! Developer knowledge only lasts a few months before it gets stale! BSD's documentation (and OS) is much better as their development cycle is better defined and the additions to the OS are part of a well defined long-term strategy!

KRR

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