[Novalug] Fose TV
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sat Jan 30 12:52:31 EST 2010
I gave up on this type of non-sense a decade ago.
Even recently, I was called a "conspiracy theorist" by someone when I was
speaking of events and situations I saw first hand. And why was I doing so?
Not to tell a story, but to warn on what markets can and cannot be entered,
despite demand. There are distribution channels and control structures
in-place that -- business-wise -- you cannot break into.
There is little reason to "prove it" other than your own experiences, delivery
of solutions that return work time and time again.
There is no forced marketing, no "Linux" or "Tux" label requirement on many
solutions, many efforts, etc... You will see HP, Intel, Microsoft, etc... logos like
you will never see, say, Red Hat(R) because, simply, money sells those things,
not actual solutions. The most you will get are foreign leaders wearing red
Fedoras and a little bit of fun every now and then -- things geeks get a kick
out of, but not household, non-tech mom'n dad.
And that's cool. It's not about the advocacy among people. It's about the
advocacy among solutions providers, decisions makers, stakeholders.
It's amazing how much Linux can take a beating, places where Microsoft likes
to brag NT doesn't crash anymore, until they excuse continuous, full load and
other things where Linux doesn't crash. Scaling to large memory and core
sizes for major jobs and runs constantly thrashing I/O and abusing the system.
Places were people complain about "slow" because the system is otherwise
burdened to the max, but it's just "slow" and not actually down, like NT.
I have had this conversation the last few months where people are just in total
shock on what we do with our Linux farms that Windows cannot be considered.
I don't need to prove anything, it's been my job for the last decade as a
----- Original Message ----
From: Clif Flynt <clif at cflynt.com>
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:37:19AM -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
> No, no serious job offer.
> My point was that if you say "Linux is reliable!", then you need to back that
> up with a story.
> So, I wasn't being a smart A#s in this case, I wanted you (someone on the
> list) to provide the next level of detail back so you could see how the game
> needs to be played.
Good point. I'd never accuse you of being a smart A@@ :)
I can/will write up a description of the work I've done for the Navy
that would make a decent success story. I'll put in more detail than
you want/need, and you folks can edit it to fit.
Rich: Are you the contact person for receiving these stories?
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