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CRN: More VARs Cite Linux As Potential OS Alternative

Oct 20, 1999, 15:12 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Roberts)

"The attitudes of VARs toward Linux as a Windows alternative turned more positive in September, especially in the enterprise market, according to the latest data from the CRN/Ruzinsky Research reseller software poll."

"Fifty-two percent of VARs surveyed last month said Linux would be a viable alternative to Windows in the small- and midsize-company market within the next 12 months. This was up from 45 percent in August and the highest figure since CRN began fielding this question last April..."

"We have transitioned 100 percent from [Windows] NT to Linux because it is small, easy and bullet-proof," said Bob Tarbutton, president of Sanswire.net Inc., an Atlanta-based VAR. "We will probably sell $200 million in Linux-based products over the next 12 months."

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