Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Computing... Linux for servers

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ggreaves
LXF regular


Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:58 pm
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:18 am    Post subject: Computing... Linux for servers Reply with quote

Anyone read Computing issue 27 October 2005 - Data Business section page 45 - Boardroom briefing (in association with symantec) topic Linux for servers.

Here are a few choice quotes

The best one first and the author is talking in the past tense here...

Computing wrote:
It (Linux) also lacked security that Micorsoft could offer
Question

Computing wrote:
Over the past couple of years, it (Linux) has matured as an OS and works well on smaller networks.


Computing wrote:
But the true test for networked Linux will come when it is used as the operating system for high-end, mission-critical applications. Only then will it get the approval it needs to go head to head with Microsoft at the high end.


Do note that the author's name cannot be seen anywhere so replies to: back_bytes@vnu.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
M-Saunders
LXF regular


Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:14 pm
Posts: 2893

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: RE: Computing... Linux for servers Reply with quote

Beh, ignore it. Those articles are written to an exact formula -- you could've replaced Linux with Netware or OS/2 going back a decade or so. It's a soothing comfort blanket for IT bigwigs who've splashed out £millions on Microsoft kit, and are now scared they've made the wrong choice.

"But the true test for networked Linux will come when it is used as the operating system for high-end, mission-critical applications."

Will come?! Tell that to Amazon, Google and co. And if we're talking really 'mission-critical', then you don't run nuclear power stations on Linux or Windows. QNX all the way Smile

M
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ggreaves
LXF regular


Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:58 pm
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject: RE: Computing... Linux for servers Reply with quote

I posted this on the computing website Laughing

I am not suprised at the lack of knowledge and research put into this artical pg 45 27/10/05. Obviously a MS hugger needing comfort from the rise of Linux.
What exactly does the author mean by "mission-critical"? Nuclear systems control, high capacity search engine, order processing, global webmail...
Well lets say the first 3 the above because each enterprise will view their system as mission critical.

1. Nuclear systems control: UEIP - russia, uses QNX
now read http://www.acic.org/law/InfoSec/090803.pdf

2. Search engine: Google.com uses Linux.

3. Order processing: Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston and amazon.com

And guess what use to power Hotmail... got to the link below and search for hotmail.... I rest my case
http://www.osdata.com/oses/freebsd.htm

I should have titled it Get the Facts but that might already be copyright. Very Happy


Last edited by ggreaves on Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:17 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
M0PHP
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:40 am
Posts: 737
Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft's Get The Facts is the best collection of fictional stories since Harry Potter Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
towy71
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:11 pm
Posts: 4259
Location: wild West Wales

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah humbug, I would rather hear less about both Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
_________________
still looking for that door into summer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Farslayer



Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:54 pm
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't the Mars Rovers from N.A.S.A. running Linux as well ?

havent they been operating for nearly 2 years past their original intended 90 Day mission ? the rovers were launched June 10, &July 7 2003.. I can hardly see sending a device that far away with an OS that isn't stable.. not to mention that way they were able to fix the rovers remotely when there were troubles at the strat..

I think the NASA scientists considerd that mission critical.. after all it's only a couple million dollars to send a ship to Mars..

Yep another clueless or tunnel visioned writer..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Discussion All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast