[TriLUG] microsoft ad
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 18:29:40 EST 2006
On 3/4/06, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> Hmmm...so what you're saying is that as long as all you want is a drop in
> place solution, Windows is cheaper. That may or may not be the case, but
> I think a good analysis is required to make that determination. From a
> quick off the top of my head thinking....I see the following:
> Windows Pros:
> unpack, install plug in, off you go
Newer Linux distros do as well. The difference is that for the most
part systems come with Windows already installed, so it's just unpack,
plugin in, off you go.
> gui admin interface for people who don't necessarily want to or need to
> know how things work
Again, Linux distros today can be used the same way.
> Windows Cons:
> cost: licensing, training, retraining, certifications, maintenance costs
> (esp. if you sign up for Microsoft's advanced patching program)
> vulnerability to virii, worms, etc.
> Linux Pros:
> free (beer || speech)
> can run on cheaper hardware
> less vulnerable to worms, not (afaik) vulnerable to virii
> the standard for reliable web and mail servers
> Linux Cons:
> takes some knowledge to get up and running
Not nearly as much as it did.
> does not have some of the fancy, slick things that Microsoft have (for
> example, WSDLs for SOAP services)
Not nearly as much as before.
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