My opinion on this, is as follows. If you want to use Linux, put it on a PC, unless you have such a high intensive application that truly needs the power of Risc. Solaris will run better on Sun Boxes, AIX better on RS6000 and pSeries servers and HP-UX on HP9000s, than its Linux cousin. You will get better support by going with Unix on these Risc platforms. Ask me in another year, and I may change my mind.
Dig deeper on Linux server hardware
Related Q&A from Kenneth Milberg
Unix-to-Linux migration expert Ken Milberg describes how virtualization, support, clustering and more fit into the migration of an IT infrastructure ...continue reading
A reader new to Linux wonders about which distribution is recommended for installing Nagios and what Nahant and Tikanga mean.continue reading
Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 covering checking system performance, tuning, kernel configuration and extending the file system exists ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.