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Author Topic: The Virtues of Monoculture  (Read 2763 times)


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The Virtues of Monoculture
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:53:47 AM »
This is an interesting commentary on "the Microsoft way" versus "the open source way". Each has their benefits and drawbacks. A worthwhile read for developers in either camp.

From The Virtues of Monoculture
So what’s good about a monoculture, and why does Microsoft win so often when people make a decision about platforms? Largely because what the open source community sees as a strength, people trying to get a job done in the real world see as a weakness. We celebrate the diversity of choices available to solve a problem and call it freedom. IT managers and CIOs look at it and call it chaos, confusion and uncertainty.