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Linux or Unix: Making the right decision

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So, Windows is no longer cutting the mustard and you need a more scalable, reliable and higher performing environment. You may be running Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft or any of a number of ERP applications. Or you may be looking to deploy a new Web portal with something like IBM WebSphere with a DB2 backend or WebLogic and Oracle.

In years past, you would have purchased one of the big-three Unix manufacturer boxes (IBM, Sun or HP) and that would have been the end of it. But these days, Linux is also a perfectly viable option worthy of consideration. How can you evaluate which one is right for your company? In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of Unix vs. Linux, and hopefully provide you with some decision criteria.

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