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Windows Vs. Novell - Who is better? Why?

By Bratt ·
Alright it's getting to be about that time where we are re-evaluating our server software and getting ready to upgrade or change what we are using. Currently we have Novell 4.11 and it's been rock solid, but (don't get mad Oz) I need to look at what is right for the company as far as integrating other software and ERP applications, the users, and TCO figures. Opinions anyone? Why Windows or why not, why Novell or why not? No this is not for a college paper this is for my research I was asked to do for work. I need to hear from others with hands on experience what their opinions are and why they think what they do.

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ERP Solution?

by dafe2 In reply to Windows Vs. Novell - Who ...

I guess the first question I'd have is what tools were on on the table?

Both NOS's are solid performers.

SAP /r3 & MY SAP runs under Windows. As far as I know they're not supported on Novell. (Others may know for sure though)

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it's gonna have to be one or the other.

by secure_lockdown In reply to Windows Vs. Novell - Who ...

novell are going linux all the way and dumping netware. they are a solid company but it's a new product that they are making. i am very VERY cautious when entering "new product"-land.

microsoft are - well, microsoft - what more can we say.

re: ERP. a few of our ERP vendors are developing for linux platform - so it's an option - but i ain't going to be sucker who steers my company onto the "new" linux platform and take the fall if it back fires.

the debate is how much $$$ will you save by going linux as opposed to supporting big bad microsoft. you got a calculator and calculate those costs. the x factor is support. how much hand holding will you need from linux vendors? how much are they gonna want to charge you for it? remember: the open source guys give you the software for free - but they make their money from support.

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Flashbacks

by dafe2 In reply to it's gonna have to be one ...

Didn't we just do this?? ;-o

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you are right.

by secure_lockdown In reply to Flashbacks

i think you are right. this thread is sounding very familair. i better give her my classic and fav. link.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

in particular:
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Before You Ask
Before asking a technical question by email, or in a newsgroup, or on a website chat board, do the following:

Try to find an answer by searching the Web.

Try to find an answer by reading the manual.

Try to find an answer by reading a FAQ.

Try to find an answer by inspection or experimentation.

Try to find an answer by asking a skilled friend.

If you are a programmer, try to find an answer by reading the source code.
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:-)

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Great link

by RknRlKid In reply to you are right.

That's a great link! I often wish more people would apply these techniques (including myself...I've been guilty in the past too).

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I would rather. . .

by Bratt In reply to you are right.

This is only a part of my research I am doing this is not painting the whole picture for me. This place is just another resource for me that is why I posted here, that is what this posting board is for is it not? Any yes this should be familiar to you if you read my discussion I started on VPN appliances that started world war three and went sideways into a Windows Vs. Novell discussion.

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Bratt - Have you chosen your ERP

by dafe2 In reply to I would rather. . .
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Not as of yet . . . but

by Bratt In reply to Bratt - Have you chosen y ...

The ERP we have in place isn't what they said it was when we purchased it and what they demonstrated and what we received are two different things. We are currently looking at Microsoft ERP solutions, but again this is in the research phase. I have a feeling we are going to have to decide sooner than we realize though and start the ball rolling.

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Right on.....you'll be pleased

by dafe2 In reply to Not as of yet . . . but

I'm not sure how many nodes your dealing with..
but my largest implementation is SAP/R3 & 8500 nodes.

No 'real' issues.

I think you'll be pleased & good luck to you

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sound familiar

by secure_lockdown In reply to Not as of yet . . . but

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The ERP we have in place isn't what they said it was when we purchased it and what they demonstrated and what we received are two different things.
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this stuff happens all the time. as donald trump likes to say, "get used to it and get over yourself".

and as i like to say, "don't ever deal with them again".

:-)

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