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LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: It's Raining Hardware in Portland

Aug 31, 2000, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"The intersection of Linux and high end computing got a lift yesterday with an announcement that offers a pleasant splash of substance to end a month that had its share of convention-inspired hoopla and an inordinate amount of fascination with GUI's."

"...Linux, grassroots phenomenon that it is, has long suffered from the snubs of high-end aficionados, who have rightly pointed out that enterprise computing is a tough nut to crack for anybody, let alone an OS that has thrived primarily in areas of computing where the hardware involved is cheap and ubiquitous."

"While most of us have known and argued that, given access to big iron, the Linux developer community would find a way to continue the march to world domination, the general unavailability of the titanic engines that drive enterprise computing has made the proposition of Linux vaulting into the most rarefied air of the high end unlikely."

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