Linux now 11% of IBM MIPS sold

Luis Villa louie@ximian.com
25 Jan 2002 08:21:01 -0500


On Fri, 2002-01-25 at 06:33, Adam L. Beberg wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> 
> > You can agree or disagree with the numbers, but the point is that "the
> > whole purpose" proposed therein is TCO, not increased reliability at the
> > OS level.
> 
> Right, but when your machines are crashing and your customers are freaking
> out, that's not exactly good for business. Since basicly all my work is with
> products that are more then $19.99/month, I can say they don't care much
> about TCO, they want _ZERO_ downtime. A 7-digit check is no big deal, but 7
> milliseconds of downtime means heads will roll... Linux is still a nice toy
> OS, and you get exactly what you pay for.

Honest question: if it's just a 'toy' OS, why do you think these people
are buying those systems? Is it just the hype or what?
Luis