[Talk] Computerworld: Linux 'not ready' for enterprise IT
conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Aug 12 11:10:20 EST 2003
Let's follow the logic:
Andrew Whyte, corporate systems administrator at Central Queensland
University (CQU), said Linux is not ready to run high-end systems
because of the lack of vendor support and frequent kernel updates.
"Our experience with Linux was problematic due to the lack of vendor
software updates," Whyte said. "We are missing out on the latest
Linux features because the commercial software we are using can't
keep up with the kernel development. Hence, we are locked in to older
So, what Andrew Whyte is saying is that because vendors (Sun, Oracle, IBM
etc.) can't keep up with advancements with the Linux kernel, then Linux
isn't ready for the enterprise.
Makes sense? I think not.
If Linux has the features you want, here and now, and your enterprise
software vendor supports those features on Linux, then what's the problem?
If, Linux lacks features which your enterprise software vendor needs to
provide that software stack on top of the OS, then that's another story.
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