[Techtalk] unix to linux migration- why?

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Sat Jul 15 02:18:59 UTC 2006

On 15-Jul-06, at 12:52 AM, Carla Schroder wrote:

> 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 of upgrades
lack of support
shortage of trained manpower (unix manpower is expensive)
more packages available



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