[LINK] Legacy/high-end platform conversions to Linux/Intel a threat to
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 23:17:02 +1100
Yeah, yeah, it's the Register. But, hey, this time they've included a leaked memo
from MS Marketing, including:
"One thing you have to always keep in mind here -- Linux is the long term threat against
our core business. Never forget that!"
"... I need to highlight a trend that we're seeing with many of our customers. They're
fed up with expensive UNIX/RISC solutions from Sun, HP, and IBM. They're looking
to move and they want to migrate to the Intel platform. Unfortunately, because Linux
is very similar to UNIX, and porting applications from UNIX to Linux isn't that hard,
we're starting to see customers move their UNIX applications to Linux on Intel
platforms. I need you to make sure that as many of these customers as possible
continue to migrate off of UNIX, but on to Windows 2000 on Intel."
Hmmm ... if had an expensive array of Sun and HP systems that were costing me an
arm and a leg, I'd easily switch them to Linux for practically $0.
I'd certainly not opt for a more expensive TCO solution with MS W2K, replete with
all the conversion required (some conversion from *nix --> Windows are impossible)
as well as the cost of continuously installing patches on W2K.
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