SPAM: Score 3.3: Re: Instead of freebsd.com, why not...
atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Sat Feb 12 20:34:37 GMT 2005
Matthias Buelow writes:
> Well, if you just run a set of 1-3 applications, and don't do anything
> else with the computer, there shouldn't be much of a difference.
True, if those applications run identically on both platforms.
> Apart from making a political statement, the advantage is
> of course being independent from the Microsoft update cycle.
The disadvantage is that you need orders of magnitude more technical
expertise in-house to support the OS.
A serious problem will arise if the city wants to install a new
application and it runs only on Windows.
> Another point, as far as I got it, was security, i.e., higher
> resilience towards worms and viruses.
Except that this isn't the case. Most of the stuff I see on bugtraq
these days references versions of UNIX, particularly Linux. UNIX has
traditionally been a less tempting target, but it is not a less
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