[Linux-aus] Computerworld: Linux 'not ready' for enterprise IT

Brent Wallis (IS) brent at wallis.id.au
Tue Aug 12 10:15:02 UTC 2003

Con Zymaris <conz at cyber.com.au> wrote ..
> Let's follow the logic:
>  Andrew Whyte, corporate systems administrator at Central Queensland
>  University (CQU), said Linux is not ready to run high-end systems
>  because of the lack of vendor support and frequent kernel updates.
>  "Our experience with Linux was problematic due to the lack of vendor
>  software updates," Whyte said. "We are missing out on the latest
>  Linux features because the commercial software we are using can't
>  keep up with the kernel development. Hence, we are locked in to older
>  versions."
> http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=507195642&fp=16&fpid=0
> So, what Andrew Whyte is saying is that because vendors (Sun, Oracle, IBM
> etc.) can't keep up with advancements with the Linux kernel, then Linux
> isn't ready for the enterprise. 
> Makes sense? I think not.
> If Linux has the features you want, here and now, and your enterprise 
> software vendor supports those features on Linux, then what's the problem?
> If, Linux lacks features which your enterprise software vendor needs to
> provide that software stack on top of the OS, then that's another story.
> -- 
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