Will Linux will able to beat Windows 2000 Server in future? In what circumstances would one excel over the other?
This is a huge question. To determine which OS is the better, it's critical to consider the circumstances within which the organization will be using the product. There is no absolute guideline that can be applied without knowing the specifics of the situation.
The first step for most organizations is just to assess how they plan to use their systems, what services and applications they need and the talent that is available within the organization. That information will provide the basis to begin the selection process.
This was first published in November 2004