January 11th, 2002, 01:19 AM
This was in my email today from RedHat's Under-The-Brim auto-mailing. Not sure where it came from, website-wise, but it's good nonetheless!
That's quite a bit, I'd say. While you're not going to get the hardcore serious ass-kicking stability from the guys who've been doing it for years (Sun, HP, AIX), as a small business, you could dump 10k nto buying a HUGE AMD-driven (shameless plug for AMD) machine that has RAID abilities, multiple procs, multiple scsi drives, backup strategies, and so on, and still come out on top.
A newly published IDC study reveals a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Linux on Intel architecture over RISC/UNIX environments. The study details costs for internet/intranet/extranet and collaborative workloads including procurement, installation, administration, support, and more.
(the TCO is 45-84% lower than RISC/UNIX)
We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.