[SATLUG] What All Systems has to say about Linux

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Jan 17 14:14:56 CST 2008

Suitability for purpose as a server has nothing to do with suitability  
for purpose as a desktop.

You don't use an IBM mainframe as a desktop, nor due you use Bluegene/ 
L as a desktop.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-Internet.org>

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On Jan 17, 2008, at 2:53 AM, Geoff <geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> On 1/16/08, Chris Lemire wrote:
>>> Do you not use Linux for a desktop computer?
>> No, I use Mac OS X.
>> But my point was that when people were talking about how hard it  
>> would
>> be to switch from Windows to Linux on the desktop, it is completely
>> and totally inappropriate to refer them to the Supercomputing Top 500
>> list to "prove" to them that Linux is a viable OS.
> I know I'm asking for it, but ok, Brad... how do you figure that it's
> inappropriate to refer to the Supercomputing Top 500 list (which has  
> 85%
> of all Servers in the top 500 running Linux)?
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