December 31, 2005
Giving Linux and open source the benefit of the doubt
Despite the holiday time of year, IT organizations very rarely have the luxury of stopping for vacation. At my shop we're launching a new application, upgrading several of our business-critical servers, and rolling out a host of new desktop computers. Within the internal corporate network we've been repeatedly confounded by a multitude of Windows server issues, everything from log files overflowing to an excel macro going haywire. We've struggled with things like Terminal Services only allowing two connections (unless you buy yet another MS license) and of course the cursed MS licensing.