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Infoworld: Linux goes mainstream: ...is probably installed in your IT department, too

Jan 31, 2000, 00:09 (0 Talkback[s])

"JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING that was ever considered to be an alternative choice to the mainstream has to one degree or another become part of the mainstream. So with that thought in mind, it is interesting to note that many of the backers of Linux will this week descend on New York, the capital of all things establishment, to promote the virtues of open-source software during LinuxWorld.

The momentum that Linux has among the general population is such that there is nobody in corporate IT who has not at least heard of it. But the conservative nature of these organizations tends to make them move slower than other segments of the population when embracing anything new.

Given that temperament, Linux has yet to gain parity with operating systems such as Windows NT and Solaris with corporate IT, but a number of factors in play will make this the year that happens."

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