I know that LK is a windows Fanatic, but I'm starting to believe that anyone with a pengin for an avatar should be ignored when it comes to talking about windows, they all appear to be fanatical at best,
Linux has significant bugs and patches are released slower
Linux may be free, but costs a lot more to administer...
Unix Systems Administrator - Oxford - Linux/FreeBSD
Opportunity for experienced Linux/FreeBSD (Unix) Systems Administrator to join expanding software house. Successful person must have excellent knowledge of Unix (FreeBSD or Linux) including installation, kernel tuning and troubleshooting. Must have excellent knowledge of Apache Web Server (including Sendmail and Bind etc) and knowledge of Unix shell scripting and ideally good knowledge of Perl scripting also. Fabulous working environment and career prospects. READ ON.....
Oxford, Oxfordshire Permanent £25,000 to £35,000 per year (GBP up to 35k +bonus +benefits) published 17/02/2005
Systems Administrator - Oxford - Windows - knowledge of Lotus, Citrix, SQL adv
Oxfordshire. Opp for experienced IT Systems Administrator (Windows 2000/ 2003 Server) to join expanding software house. Successful person must have 3 yrs+ commercial exp of administering Windows 2000/2003 Servers. Other skills req’d are: Administration of SQL Server databases, knowledge of Citrix and Lotus Notes Systems. Any exp of Windows scripting adv. Involvement in future planning of Windows based systems and assisting development team with SQL Server database design. Exceptional working.
Oxford Permanent £20,000 to £30,000 per year (GBP up to 30k +bonus +benefits) published 17/02/2005
Same area, (not sure but could also be same company) there is a £5000 different in the cost of the adminmistrator,
with the money spent getting linux for free, and then having to pay for more specialised administration, the company could buy (any one of the following).
(prices source kelkoo.co.uk)
20 full (retail) coppies of windows XP PRO
50 (OEM) copies of XP pro
50 Coppies of windows 2000 Professional edition
5 copies of windows 2003 server (10 CALS)
1 copy of windows 2003 server and enough CALS for 150 clients.
And that is each year! -You see why windows is still the OS choice of business, sheer compatibility and ease of use has helped make sure that it is also the favorite choice of OS for home users as well.