[Techtalk] unix to linux migration- why?

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Fri Jul 14 20:47:08 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 12:22:25PM -0700 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Carla Schroder thought:
> My little geekpersons, I am researching why anyone would want to ditch their 
> nice muscular Unix server- AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, whatever-the-hey- for some 
> ratty lil hippie OS like Linux or one of the BSDs. I will stipulate that 
> Linux/BSD are proven as good enough for just about anything; so what other 
> reasons would compel such a move?

Cost.  Our new applications server came in at half the price from Dell
with RHEL and Redhat support.  The next in line was Sun with solaris 9/10
and silver support.  Of course, the solaris -> RHEL migration took quite a
bit of time...

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