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In the News Since it's nigh on impossible to produce accurate figures of operating system usage, we have to make do with figures that provide a rough estimate, at best. One such set of statistics are the figures from Net Applications, which tracks the 160 million monthly visitors to its hosted websites. The latest figures from January 2009 have been published, and they show that the rise of Mac OS X continues, as well as that of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Unsurprisingly, Windows 7 did quite well too.
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I'll start it!!!!!!
by milles21 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:27 UTC
milles21
Member since:
2006-11-08

Ok I'll finally bite and I you can mod me down as you wish. It seems that anytime Linux is mentioned in a negative light here comes the all out defenders. However I want some honest responses, not the I love Linux and defend it responses.

This is just my view so do with it as you want;,

1. Linux is not really advancing the industry in terms of inventive technologies. they continue to make alternatives however they are providing little in terms of technological advances such as OpenCL.

2. Linux is a great platform however in terms of ease of use enterprise management with great tools. The community has vehemently torn down in my opinon the one company able to bring enterprise tools and linux to small buisness and enterprises with the ease of Microsoft which is Novell. In terms of enterprise tools there is not another Linux vendor that has the complete enterprise platform of email, identity management, linux, virtualization(platespin), patch management(both Windows and linux), reporting services, directory management.

Redhat is great however there are not a cohesive integrated easily managed platform in comparison to Novell's offering and neither is ubuntu.

From an enterprise perspective even OS X's opendirectory, server admin tools provide a better view than ubuntu and redhat. if OS' X was to run on more platforms than apple we would not really even be talking about Linux especially if ZFS, grand central and OpenCl are what there are expected to be.

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RE: I'll start it!!!!!!
by raver31 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:25 in reply to "I'll start it!!!!!!"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

if OS' X was to run on more platforms than apple we would not really even be talking about Linux especially if ZFS, grand central and OpenCl are what there are expected to be.



Why would we use OS X? You can always use Opensolaris for free.

However, I think the amount of control over the list of demands you had, patches/updates etc can easily be met by Opensuse 11.

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RE[2]: I'll start it!!!!!!
by milles21 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:49 in reply to "RE: I'll start it!!!!!!"
milles21 Member since:
2006-11-08

Opensuse cannot meet all the demands, we are talking enterprise not hacks. Groupwise server, Zenworks server, edirectory server, non of these are supported on Opensuse. Opensuse offers no support for enterprises nor does it offer integration of enterprise services.

In regard to Solaris you are still missing the ease of use enterprise directory system and management capabilities. We are talking GUIi tool or web based tools that enterprises demand to train staff. Time machine was not inventive it was merely marketed with the right tools that a user could easily be trained to use.

Active directory is not inventive but provides the tools to train admins to use. Apple, and Microsoft succeed partly from being inventive the other from producing intuitive tools to allow users to manage networks.

Even Apple's OS X server can allow office admins the ability to easily teach them how to use the tools in a method that they can understand from creating users and email accounts, restarting services and creating shares. The fluidness of Linux tools, often lack of consistent documentation makes it a moving target. That was were Novell would have succeeded if the community did not start to rip them to shreds. I sometimes view the community as crabs in a barrel committed more to distros than the common Linux goal.

Edited 2009-02-02 23:51 UTC

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