Re: Should there only be 1 OS, or multiple?

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Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 05:57:23 -0800
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Good discussion.

However, I tend to disagree with the statement that all *nix's are the same under the covers. Some have better subsystems than others.

I have seen some major improvements over the last couple of years with Linux and I think it is getting very close... That being said, I still think Linux is not considered "enterprise" by a large number of shops, most of them being large, older businesses where HP or Sun have had a foothold for tens of years.

Lastly, I do believe we will see an even greater adoption of Linux for backend and middle tier processing in the coming years if not total domination of Linux in the enterprise. This is due in no small part by companies like Amazon and Yahoo who have contributed to the development of the Linux kernel immensely.

Received on Sat Nov 29 2008 - 07:57:23 CST

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