Reverse migration: From Linux to Windows

eWeek | at | by Mike

Some large enterprises have taken the Linux challenge only to switch back to Windows, dissatisfied with the open-source alternative. Problems with application incompatibilities, poor performance, escalating support costs and an immature Linux ecosystem lead the list of complaints executives at two companies that have completed the switch from Linux back to Windows cited recently.

The potential savings were quickly erased by ongoing support expenses, Roy said. "We spent more during the first three months troubleshooting the Linux system than if we had purchased the Windows solution to begin with," she said. "The Linux system could not handle the layers of information needed for internal control of the resort."