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APC Mag: Run, don't walk, to Linux

Mar 02, 1999, 17:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"This week's LinuxWorld conference in the US is expected to see more enterprise software developers announcing Linux ports, pushing the popular open source operating system further into the mainstream."

"In one of the most significant announcements yet, ERP giant SAP is poised to outline plans for its own Linux product. Full details won't be issued until the CeBIT trade show later this month"

"Some enterprise software firms are concerned about support issues which could arise due to the ease with which Linux installations can be modified , but SAP appears unconcerned. "After extensive testing inhouse and discussions with our partners and customers, we are confident that Linux meets our standards," SAP CEO Hasso Plattner said."

"SAP is unlikely, however, to issue the product in the open source format seen by many Linux stalwarts as a de rigeur part of commitment to the platform. In January, Lotus announced plans for a Linux version of Notes, but excited comment when it said only 'closed' commercial versions of the Domino server would be released"

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