I am liking it !

February 25, 2009


Today, I was surprised to hear a non Open Source pre sales consultant telling to my client the following speech – see below -. All the more knowing that he did not have idea that the client already used Open Source Software. Funny, isn’t it ?

This shows things change !

“If you do not have any preferences, I would recommend you to go with a Red Hat Linux or maybe Suse for production use. As you probably already know Linux source code is freely distributed. Thus thousands of programmers have reviewed the source code to eliminate bugs, strengthen security and improve performance. In addition, as far as I know no other operating system has ever undergone this level of review.”

“Other advantages :

  • Best technical support available.
  • Runs on a wide range of hardware.
  • Stable.
  • Many tools and applications available.
  • Interoperates with many other types of systems.
  • Low TCO.
  • No vendor lock-in.
  • Etc…”

But I am pretty sure you already know that…. But in case of.


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