Operating System from Unix to Linux [Amazon Case Study]
Amazon.com recently changed operating systems from Unix to Linux. A number of firms are employing Linux in the server room. Read the case study and articles at the links below:
Required: Write a 3- to 5-page paper describing Amazon’s and others’ experiences and answer the following questions: Why would a major company with entrenched technology make the switch to Linux? What are the other potential benefits and drawbacks for having a Linux-based technology infrastructure? What are the implications for other firms with entrenched technology and operating systems?
Use information from the modular background readings as well as the given resources. Also, you could use any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
- Your ability to consolidate ideas from reading materials and your understanding of the materials.
- A well written report with strong arguments.