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Old 01-13-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Linux consultancy??


Hi I am newly hired in a company as a Linux Consultant.

My company develops Telcom application normally HP and Solaris using as operating system Platform.

Now they want to evaluate its application for Linux.

What pros and cons will they get if they develop their application for Linux as compared to HP-UX or Solaris.

Kindly let me know or refer some material which my comparison for a application using HP,solaris and Redhat linux as a platform.


waiting for any positive response
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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well...
my shop uses both HP-UX and RedHat Linux i cant really speak to Solaris.
In my own humble opinion developing for linux would save you money and give your customers choice for thier OS. I bet your customers would love the option of linux or HP-UX

Thoes itanium boexes that HP-UX runs on are $$$ where as linux can run on a toster if you are skilled enough.
The two OSes are very similar anyways and it wouldnt make much difference to port your apps to both systems.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:07 AM   #3
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Pro: bigger market to sell into. Linux server numbers are continually increasing.

Hopefully this will spur them on to minimize or isolate any OS specific code. Should make debugging easier and more open to porting to other *nix OSes eg AIX, *BSD etc.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 12:38 AM   #4
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Hi Geek Thanks for your reply!!!

Can some one technically evaluate that Why linux is more better then HP or Solaris, for a application which is Oracle Developer front and Oracle database RDMS.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 12:55 AM   #5
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It is technically better because I can purchase any old single board computer, strip any old Linux distro down to contain only the components I need to have, install that distro on the computer, and be up and running.

Or, I can design any old single board computer/DSP combination (or SBC/any other functionality I need), do the layout, have the boards built, and install my stripped down linux distro on that custom card, integrate my custom software to make it work, and away we go. In fact, I AM doing that.
 
  


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