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Inprise Developer News: The time is now for Linux

Nov 19, 1999, 19:27 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.D. Hildebrand)

"In every single interview I conducted, vendors volunteered that they had noticed a recent shift in customers' attitudes about Linux."

"In the early days, virtually all of the interest in the OS came from programmers, hackers who were interested in exploring the operating system for technology's sake. Open source zealots and random gearheads loved Linux."

"About a year ago, the tech guys started sneaking Linux into the corporations where they worked. They used 'em as firewalls or servers in limited-scale pilot programs. They compared the operating system's stability and operating costs to Windows NT's. They wrote simple apps and compared distributions."

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