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Is Linux Just Hype? - Is Linux Just Hype?
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?
According to Nick McGrath, head of platform strategy for Microsoft in the UK, Linux is too immature to cope with mission-critical computing. Said McGrath to; "A lot of the percentage growth figures mask the fact that Linux is coming from a very small base. There are more Unix servers than Linux servers in the UK. There are more Windows servers than Linux servers in the UK." "Most customers look for more than just a product from their vendors. They need a solution that comes with the appropriate levels of support and service. This is where Linux is becoming more challenged as people expect more from Linux.

What do you think? Is Linux just a passing fad of an OS, mainly because it isn't built by Microsoft? And if Windows was Linux, and Linux was Windows, would we treat Linux differently because it was a Microsoft product?

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