I need to evaluate Windows 2000 professional as a high availability OS ( 24/7 operation required) and if necessary, recommend alternative OS choices to run on a Intel Pentium processor. Assuming hardware safeguards are sufficiently met, Can Windows 2000 Professional be counted on to provide 24/7 service?
What is the OS of choice for mission critical applications such as in Banks and other Financial institutions. I am limited to consider OS candidates supported on Intel procesors only?
Is Linux a good alternative?