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Re: [SLUG] Linux vs Windows Documentation
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 09:00:42AM +1000, Alister Waller (email@example.com) wrote:
> Does anyone have any good documentation on actual benchmark tests between
> Linux and Windows servers, and also just some general documentaion on why
> Linux is better etc etc . What I want to do is put together some information
> to send out to some of our customers to try and convince them to ditch their
> NT servers and use a Linux one. We have converted several customers but a
> few are being stubborn. We want to show them that their systems will run
> much better and require less reboots in order to function nicely.
You want to make business people "move across" so you have to argue
with their "eyes":
* costs 1: You do not have to buy a server *AND* client connect licenses.
(this is what baffles me the most, I paid for a server and I paid for
X workstations, yet I still have to buy licenses to connect to the
* costs 2: Linux comes complete with ALL the tools you need. No need to
buy additional setup tools, admin tools etc etc
* costs 3: A server running LINUX does not need as much grunt to do the
same WinNT based machine.
* costs 4: You do not need to buy any additional server based software,
its all included (apache,proxy,dns,samba,ftp,sendmail,listsservers)
* costs 5: If you have ever to run an NT *AND* Linux based network
you know that admin for LINUX takes less time -> hence less cost.
Business is about making/saving money.
How much convincing does someone need?
The journey of a thousand steps begins with few hundred forgotten necessities.
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