BitWizard is promoting and intensively using Linux, the best and most
complete UNIX system designed to run on PC hardware. The advantages of Linux
over its competitors are clear:
- at least as secure and stable as other UNIX flavors.
- runs on the cheap, powerful, and familiar PC platform, instead of
Running faster than any other PC platform UNIX.
Standard distributions are very easy to install. Moreover they come with a
very extensive set of tools, containing almost everything you might need.
- sources available:
Providing the ultimate flexibility and configurability, customizing can be
done to any extend. Furthermore, you will never be forced by the
manufacturer again to upgrade to newer versions when extending your
- free: no-one can cut down this price :-).
More important is that companies
like BitWizard, since they can not make any money on the operating system
itself, are completely depending on the quality of their service.
- faster follow-up to bug reports than any commercial UNIX flavor:
Linux is developed by the Internet community. Reporting a bug results in
a fix often within days.
Typical applications of Linux machines include:
- Internet Web servers,
- intranet and extranet servers,
- mail servers (POP3, IMAP4) and exchangers (SMTP),
- application servers,
- routing and firewalling,
- industrial control applications.
Already a whole lot of Linux machines is being used in all sorts of
businesses. A great example is the Linux system aboard Space Shuttle flight
STS-83. It controls a scientific experiment and transmits measurement
results and video images to earth.
If you decide to enter the Linux experience too, one of the services
could provide is to help you to keep your Linux systems up and running for a
small monthly fee.
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