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From Andy Levy <andy.l...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Windows over linux
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:52:45 GMT
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:45, Chris Albertson
<albertson.chris@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:56, Chris Albertson
>> <albertson.chris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> And if the skillset in your shop is primarily Windows, using Solaris
>> or Linux would require a lot of expensive training,
>
> People who grow up with Windows all remember just how hard it was to
> learn all the work-around for Windows many quirks and problems.  They
> think it will take years to re-learn that for another OS.  No.  those
> other OSes  basically "just work".  Going from bare hardware (no OS)
> to a running SVN server under Linux takes about an hour or maybe two
> and not to many mouse clicks.  Most of that time is waiting for the
> software to download, the SVN software is pulled down from the net and
> automatically installed when you click the "SVN Server" check box then
> "install".    This is not a high-skill level task, you are not
> building a three tier web site.

In a corporate setting with change management, security & audit
controls and everything else associated, things are not so simple. You
cannot simply download an ISO, install the OS, and say "done! We don't
have to do anything else here."

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