Linux and .Net stacks--play nice

Linux and .Net stacks--play nice

Summary: eWeek Labs looks at Linux versus .Net, and concludes that WAMP stacks--such as Windows Server 2003, Apache, MySQL and the PHP-based XOOPS; Plone running on Windows Server 2003 R2; and JBoss and MySQL on Windows Server 2003--have the benefits and efficiencies of using open source without having to required that staff become Linux administrators.

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eWeek Labs looks at Linux versus .Net, and concludes that WAMP stacks--such as Windows Server 2003, Apache, MySQL and the PHP-based XOOPS; Plone running on Windows Server 2003 R2; and JBoss and MySQL on Windows Server 2003--have the benefits and efficiencies of using open source without having to required that staff become Linux administrators.

Linux and .Net zealots can both take away positives from eWEEK Labs testing of various application stacks, but a mix-and-match approach wins the day. Bottom line: Linux and .Net better learn to play nice.

Topic: Open Source

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  • Yes, first using open source on top of Windows is a VERY rational idea.

    It can be extremely disruptive to rip out Widows servers and replace them with Linux. Much better to get your feet wet with the applications first. That is where a majority of the money can often be saved anyway.

    Then, after eliminating the closed source applications one at at time, you will be ready to take the next step and switch to Linux servers.

    Of course this is so true on the desktop. You should not even think for ONE SECOND aobut using Linux on desktops untill everybody has been convertered to OpenOffice, and even then, no reason to switch everybody for the near future.
    DonnieBoy
    • Absolutely - opens source is not just Linux

      Enjoy the benefits of the open source middleware stack, then if
      skills allow move to a superior *nix OS (opensolaris, *bsd, or linux).

      Enjoy the real benefits of superior coding architecture - not just the
      freedom of open source:-)
      Richard Flude
      • funny

        the persons commenting on source code with comments like superior coding architecture, CANT CODE.

        Its similar to getting help from a blind man to cross the road.
        code_Warrior
        • I'm not sure what you mean

          Are you claiming I can't code?

          If that is the case I have a 20 year track record of successful
          projects that prove you wrong;-)
          Richard Flude