While GNU/Linux is great on desktops, it’s amazing on servers. Faced with the burdens of that other OS and its needless
complexity lock-in “Users attempting to migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 are experiencing a rather difficult obstacle in their migration attempts. Microsoft has acknowledged a bug in which Kerberos authentication stops functioning in situations where Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers are serving the same domain, leaving administrators unable to log in.” businesses should consider the demise of “2003” as another opportunity to migrate to FLOSS, particularly GNU/Linux.
With GNU/Linux, you can run, examine, modify and distribute the software so you are never locked in the way M$ does. Often, migration to the next release is just a command away thanks to intelligent package management. You see, GNU/Linux operating systems are the sum of their parts. You can change one part or all at your convenience and it all keeps working. Breakage like users of that other OS experience every release just doesn’t happen because the OS is not out to get you but to provide you service.
In schools where I worked, most often we used XP alone or with “2003”. “2003” was no help at all. It made inexplicable pauses during authentication. It crashed when I logged in remotely. Sometimes I had to go to the server room just to reboot it. It had negative value compared to GNU/Linux. One place that used it for printing had the most unreliable printing I have ever seen. Compare that to my experience with GNU/Linux where I would install the stuff and it just kept humming forever. The logic of “we must run XP because that’s what everyone else runs”–>”we must run “2003” because XP won’t run well without it” escapes me. You don’t need M$ on desktop nor server.