Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
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>| Sir, I am always perplexed by the simplistic assessment of the factors
>| that have propelled Linux to the shortlist of leading global enterprises.
>| The argument is naively focused on open source and the misconception
>| that this is analogous to "free". The free myth is perpetuated only by
>| the "for profit" competition in an attempt to distract attention from
>| the real issues that Linux solves.
>| The compelling reason for Linux's successful incubation and adoption is
>| quite simple: it works for us. Linux meets two key requirements of
>| technically mature enterprise consumers - reliability and portability.
>| These characteristics have either been absent, as in Microsoft Windows,
>| or platform-specific, as in Unix incarnations, such as Sun Solaris,
>| IBM AIX, and HP UX. Linux's architecture addresses the core flaw of
>| Windows instability and the high cost of hardware/software-based Unix
>| by introducing a portable, non-proprietary operating system.
I've been waiting for the technical drivers to hit the FT. There've
been several good articles, but in the end, they've fallen back on the
'open-source' thing, without truly understanding 3tech & disruptive tech
due to MMMMs
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
-- Abigail Van Buren