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Old 05-12-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Why is Linux "really" better than Windows?


Any thoughts?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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A browse/search of this forum will turn up lots of thoughts. Look for lots of posts on a topic, it is usually a discussion of Windows vs Linux.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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OK, let me put the question in another color and a bit more specific:

As of today, May 12, 2003....all the applications that me/the company run are both available in Windows and Linux....apache, mysql, php, java, tomcat, etc...

We are trying to explain to customers the advantages Linux has over Windows. These questions come up...

1) Is the cost of the OS license, the major point of "advantage".

2) Security...ok yes, but what if we use Linux as a firewall upfront but keep all the "real stuff" under Windows in the back?

let's start with these....
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:18 AM   #4
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again, this is gone over so so so many times, try a little search on this site, thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:35 AM   #5
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By the number of views I have seen since I posted the message...I see that even though this has been discussed so so so many times there is still interest from your visitors....(wouldn't you say?)....so I would assume that this topic is "blah-blah" to some but not to all. Anyways, I guess I'll just stay put and not ask these sort of questions in this site....
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:38 AM   #6
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try this thread... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...374#post302374
if things are asked a lot, then there will already be a numebr of discussions you can catch up on and join in, and maybe find all the information you were after in the first palce.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:09 PM   #7
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By the number of views I have seen since I posted the message...I see that even though this has been discussed so so so many times there is still interest from your visitors....(wouldn't you say?)....so I would assume that this topic is "blah-blah" to some but not to all. Anyways, I guess I'll just stay put and not ask these sort of questions in this site....
Speaking for myself, my interest wasn't in the subject per-say since it HAS been discussed Ad-nauseum and the threads can still be contributed to, I just wanted to see what Acid's reply would be

 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:16 PM   #8
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I would think that being a company cost would would be one of the major issues. Why buy 20, 30, 40 or more licenses for windows when you can buy 1 for linux and use it on all your computers. If all your software works in either os then why not save your money and go with linux?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:16 PM   #9
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"... Speaking for myself, my interest wasn't in the subject per-say since it HAS been discussed Ad-nauseum and the threads can still be contributed to, I just wanted to see what Acid's reply would be....."



Well, it's always the onlookers that stop the traffic more than the accident itself......isn't it so?

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Old 05-12-2003, 12:24 PM   #10
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In response to Omega, I agree with you 100%, but there are some companies that have certain deals that make the cost of the OS itself not a major issue for them, thus, the licensing cost is not a pitch that could help us out....we need a lot more than that from a commercial point of view...

My intention of posting this here, was to see if any of you in the "business arena" have encountered some of these issues, and have come up with relevant and useful points trying to pitch Linux....

Thus, what other commercial benefits, aside from licensing could we come up with?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:26 PM   #11
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Another thread for those too lazy to search the board

Y use Linux instead of windows ??
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:32 PM   #12
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Dear fancypiper,

is there some real estate in this forum that you feel you need to protect by sending the forum-users somewhere else to talk about their Linux issues?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:56 PM   #13
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is there some real estate in this forum that you feel you need to protect by sending the forum-users somewhere else to talk about their Linux issues?
Fancypiper directed you to another thread on this forum dealing with your question. I'm sure you'll agree it is more efficient to have all relevant comments about one topic in as few threads as possible.

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Old 05-12-2003, 01:04 PM   #14
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I am sure that you would also understand that the whole idea of having a LIVE forum is to exploit the INTERACTIVITY between users in which they can ask and respond "current" questions simultaneously and thus covering your issues in a much deeper way (because it'd be much more specific) than following an already established thread (with a similar topic base, I agree). i understand what you are trying to say...but the keyword here is "CURRENT" comments.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 01:04 PM   #15
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Dear fancypiper,

is there some real estate in this forum that you feel you need to protect by sending the forum-users somewhere else to talk about their Linux issues?
Its because basically a thread exactly like this one gets started by another new user every 2-3 days....why keep covering the same ground over and over and over again?

So far, you've asked nothing that is new...if you DO have some sort of "fresh new spin" on the subject, contributing to the MANY MANY ongoing discussions on the exact same subject will be more productive than you starting a new thread...

Just in case...here is another example of threads that get started ad nauseum:

"Which distro is best?"

or even "Which distro is best for (insert your machine specs here)"
 
  


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