Re: Desktop Linux? Where is it hiding? Is this group a joke or something?
From: Linønut (linønut_at_bone.com)
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 08:16:24 -0500
email@example.com poked his little head through the XP firewall and said:
> Hey Martin,
Hey sock puppet!
> I posted something similar a few days ago. Where I work we see lots of
> interest in Linux... to replace Sun, HP and IBM servers that is.
> The main point of my post is that while all the talk on this newsgroup
> is for Linux to beat Microsoft, the reality is that Linux is beating
> Sun, HP and IBM. If Linux succeeds it will be first and foremost in the
> server arena.
True, except, my friend, Linux is already succeeding there.
> It's not too difficult to replace a single *very expensive* server from
> HP/Sun/IBM with a cheap Linux box. Hardware is cheap.
> The OS is free.
> The server is likely already running *nix so it's not a big deal.
> Replacing all of the desktops and retraining hundreds/thousands of
> employees is a different beast altogether. Just the training and
> helpdesk nightmare this would cause places it outside the realm of
> possibility in most organizations.
> I expect Linux to continue to grow. But not at the expense of
> Microsoft. But at the expense of the current large Unix vendors.
-- When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.