Open Source Meets Windows on Servers

By | August 16, 2006

Microsoft´s ability to integrate its own back-end products with Windows gives it a big edge over open-source insurgents in general, said Mike Olson, vice president of embedded technologies at Oracle and former CEO of Sleepycat Software.

When Bob Hecht joined Informa as its vice president of content strategy, he dreamed of rebuilding the London-based technical publishing firm´s I.T. infrastructure using Linux and other open-source technologies.

But with Windows entrenched throughout the company, Hecht settled on a more pragmatic hybrid approach: an open-source content management server from Alfresco Software, backed up by open-source applications MySQL, Apache Tomcat, and JBoss — all running on top of Microsoft´s Windows Server operating system.Read Full Story

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