Home > Linux > Open Source: Not If, But How Open Source: Not If, But How Submitted by Tom 2003-12-23 Linux 8 Comments The religious wars over open-source software—especially Linux—are over. What lies ahead is a steely-eyed pragmatism about the software’s pros and cons. Read the article at CIOInsight. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2003-12-23 3:13 am Linux is only a kernel, and deals with open source like a inferior software, ignoring your entire structure. In page 2, it talk about viruses, but ignore the fact about linux is only a kernel, see this frase of this article: “Or is it simply because Linux’s smaller market share makes it a less inviting target for attacks?”, but different distros have different applications with different bugs!! It is virtually impossible to a virus spread like in windows, if a virus is created to explore a failure in evolution, it don’t infect the users of kmail or mozilla mail for example. The article is talking about “open source” in vision point of proprietary soft, talking about of disorganization of model, the lack of scalability of linux (but don’t show to us the methods used to prof that), and others unsupported allegations. It don’t show facts, only questions. In the end of each page have some “question” to you ask for some people, thats the most funny part. The questions is formulated like the system administrator don’t need to learn nothing new to use a linux (or other open source software). See that “question” of article: “Does our present network-monitoring software work with the Linux apps we want to deploy?”, i have no comments about that, especially if the network in question are running windows. 2003-12-23 3:17 am This guy is living in a cave, methinks. The KDE vs GNOME war has been in full bloom this entire week! And the GPL still hasn’t been tested in court. A few thousand zealots around the world do not make the “linux world” a fait accompli. This guy is spreading BS, pure and simple. 2003-12-23 3:19 am I couldn’t agree more with what has been said by ‘Yatta’ 2003-12-23 4:19 am Head buried in the sand: Now it’s moving toward prime-time status for mission-critical applications Its been in prime time. What Oracle is big enough for you. Dont they have mission critical apps? “Linux is an operating system, not a business strategy” It is part of a strategy. And its an operating system. It most be both or a slinky. Ok. I have just dated myself. “Linux does have some clear benefits, such as helping us meet the business objective of reducing overall IT expense, but Linux is only one vehicle for doing that.” Please share you infinite wisdom. Alms for the beggars. Most agree that its performance still doesn’t scale particularly well, especially compared to Unix, its chief competitor for large-scale infrastructure needs. What no facts? No figures? And, of course, there’s the reality of Linux’s relative dearth of enterprise business applications, compared with Windows. Well, its growing all the time. However, their are some proprietary companies that flex their muscle and try to knock out some of the players. No names will be mentioned. Like most companies, we have a lot of Intel-based expertise on staff, and this lets us leverage that. When is it all of a sudden just a hardware issue. Perhaps, X86 experience includes over a 100 linux distro with all their unique admin tools, how about Solairs, *BSD. I guess since they know intel, they must all be masters of every operating system. And yes the same can be said about windows and the variety of tools on thoes platforms. Just because you know x86 means you can fix a registy problem in 98 and XP (right). No differences there. 2003-12-23 6:50 am enough of this stuff. just use your os and be happy 2003-12-23 3:57 pm I get the sinking feeling that it’s nothing but a fluffy propaganda piece. Fact sheet? Linux migration score card? It reminds me of something I would see on the Onion. 2003-12-23 5:15 pm “The KDE vs GNOME war has been in full bloom this entire week!” >>>>>>>>>>> The is no such war. Just clueless users flaming each other away and the usual pointed news headlines. The actual KDE and GNOME developers don’t fight each other but work for example together on freedesktop.org to further integrate their desktops. 2003-12-23 10:26 pm The authors title is: Open Source: Not If, But How Open Source and Linux are here to stay. So, why are people raging on the author. Some of these raggers should try to write something and let other rag on them. They deserve it.