Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Survey: Apps Availability Drives OS Choice

Filed under

Rackspace is a leading Web hosting company which, with about half of its enterprise customers using Linux and the other half using Windows, surveyed its users to find out why they chose one operating system over the other.

What Rackspace Managed Hosting Ltd. found was that enterprises, despite the time spent in talking about security issues and cost analysis, do not consider security and cost as major factors in their operating system decisions.

Rackspace manages more than 13,000 servers, with an approximately fifty-fifty Linux and Windows split.

So, if it's not security and it's not cost, what does drive an enterprise's buying decision?

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Mesa 11.1 RC2 Brings Dozens Of Fixes

It's coming a few days late, but Mesa 11.1 Release Candidate 2 was officially released today. Mesa 11.1 when released later in December will have many new features but doesn't bump the overall OpenGL version support. Now being past the Mesa Git branching, Mesa 11.1-RC2 is just about bug/regression fixing. Read more

uNav GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Receives a Major Update

Today, November 30, Marcos Costales has just announced a new update for its awesome uNav GPS navigation app for Ubuntu Phone devices, a release that introduces some interesting new features. Read more

Watch: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Unity 8 Gets a New and Beautiful Official Theme

The next Ubuntu desktop with Unity 8 cannot launch with the same theme as the old Unity 7, although that seemed like the case, until now at least. The team has finally changed the theme for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Unity 8, and it looks really, really good. Read more