October 8, 2008
Mixing Windows and Linux: How Do You Manage Choice?
Paul RubensMicrosoftÃ¢â¬â¢s Windows operating systems account for the biggest share of server spending in the data center, but Windows is by no means the only show in town: LinuxÃ¢â¬â¢s market share in particular is growing strongly. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s growing because in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) there are at least two distros that are seen as enterprise ready and suitable for the big time, and also because itÃ¢â¬â¢s cheap, manageable, good for virtualization and it runs the software that many people want to use. There are many more reasons as well.