A new Linux/Windows TCO study
Posted Feb 13, 2006 17:59 UTC (Mon) by wartstew
Parent article: A new Linux/Windows TCO study
"Problem resolution in over 60% of cases, when problems occur in Linux environments they are diagnosed and repaired in less than 30 minutes, over 8 times faster than industry average."
This is the one that really rings home with me.
When a Linux server develops a problem, you simply fix it, usually in a straight forward manor.
When a Windows server develops a problem, especially one where it will no longer boot, it is often very hard to repair. I'm probably one of the few people who even try, but often without enough success. With Windows you are better off restoring the previous backup or rebuilding the whole machine. I think this is an unacceptable solution for any thing considered a "critical server".
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