It seems we were due for yet another Microsoft-funded study
showing what an expensive pain Linux is. "To compare reliability and manageability differences between Microsoft
Windows- and Linux-based solutions, SI delved into the true extent that
maintenance, patch application and system failures contribute to IT pain and
cost as business requirements evolve over time. Simulating a real-world
enterprise e-commerce environment over the course of a year, SI compared two
teams of experienced IT administrators as they maintained and enhanced on
Windows Server 2000 and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 8, then upgraded to
Windows Server 2003 and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 9, respectively.
" Reading the results, one might wonder how people manage to operate Linux systems at all.
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