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|Nov 6, 2012, 05:29 PM||#27|
What's your opinion on the topic ?
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|Nov 24, 2012, 06:30 AM||#31|
If Windows were gone, no need for GPOs, no need for MSIs, no need for Terminal Services, Exchange can be replaced by tons of other groupware solutions, etc...
Aside from that, Microsoft's enterprise offerings are pretty sub-par. Microsoft Cluster Service is crap compared to things like Symantec VCS, HP MC/Serviceguard, SteelEye's LifeKeeper. SQL Server can't really beat Oracle for bigger installations and for smaller ones, PostgreSQL and MySQL are definately the cheaper and easier to manage choices. Let's not even go near IIS, Apache simply kills it.
As for internal tools and software development, J2EE is still the biggest name out there, .NET doesn't even come close and its future is now even uncertain.
Anyway, Windows will be suffering a bit, even in enterprise, in the near future. Ever hear of BYOD ? That's the new trend. Enterprises don't want to bother users with standardized tools. Bring Your Own Device, whatever you're comfortable with. And if we look at the consumer market, Apple is pretty much the choice of what people are comfortable with at home. I bring my Mac in to work often as I much prefer working on that than my provided HP EliteBook.
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|Nov 26, 2012, 09:44 PM||#32|
Companies like Microsoft, IBM, VMWare, Intel and Citrix knew that the hardware technology would eventually catch up and they invested deeply in client-server power computing many years ago. The idea of running server-side applications on a "thin client" over the Internet has probably existed since the time that the Internet, or should I say high-speed networking, was being developed.
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