[ILUG] Linux is more expensive than Windows
admin at revoltingdigits.com
Tue Apr 6 12:54:50 IST 2004
Ruairi Newman wrote:
>On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 13:32, adam beecher wrote:
>>No doubt Matthew is trying to infuriate a little more with the headline. Go
>>on lads, tear into him! After 'im! :)
>>adam /slaps linux.ie on the back of the head and tears off on his
>One of the big problems is that a large-scale switch from any operating
>system to any other is going to be disruptive initially, even if done
>right. Microsoft have provided clear documentation and supported
>migration tools to facilitate migration from other platforms to Windows.
>The open source community needs to respond in kind.
>Though I believe we can supply all of the tools needed to migrate from
>Windows as seamlessly as any such migration can be, we still lack the
>definitive guide to migration.
>A comprehensive guide would need to detail the major differences between
>the two platforms. Differences in the security model, at filesystem and
>network levels, explaining how best to obtain similar group permissions
>et al would be a good start.
>I still feel that the lack of support for access control lists is a big
>stumbling block, very few organisations moving from Windows would be
>enamoured at having to patch their kernels for ACL support, but perhaps
>this could also be dealt with by giving clear, concise & accurate
>instructions in a migration guide.
>Well, there's more I want to say, but I'm off to another meeting :(
Redhat enterprise linux comes with ACL, all you have do is change a flag
in the fstab .. whether or not you would have
the balls to try this on a production system given the state of most of
the supported software in this pile of crap is another matter.
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