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SubjectRe: Good point of Linux over Windows NT

#1: The kernel list is not a place for this sort of discussion.

However, here is a list of random thoughts to get you started (I'm
procrastinating when I should be writing a journal article):

PUM wrote:
> I need your help. I have to present this on 22th of January. Please answer
> me as soon as you can.

First, second, and third: you get the source, you get the source, you get
the source.

It is quicker.

There are more people contributing to its development.

There is little hype: people develop Linux because they enjoy it; they *use*
Linux because it works. How much of the appeal of NT is simply marketing

You are not tied to the (unknown) marketing model of a large US company.
(Governments should worry about becoming dependent on foreign corporations
for their internal integrety/independence).

Linux is free: there are no issues of system licences (or system software
upgrade costs) etc:

1000 NT boxes = 1000*x + sysadmin
1000 Linux boxes = sysadmin .

(for x=$500, $500,000 = a lot of Linux system administration).

I would advise you to talk with Linux International. . They will have
lots of better reasons + examples of success stories, and this is what they
are there for.


Linux-PAM, libpwdb, Orange-Linux and Linux-GSS
[ For those that prefer FTP --- ]

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