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ZDNet: Separating fact from fiction about Linux

Sep 26, 2001, 18:25 (47 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Barnett)
"...The geeks are still playing a key role, as a glance at the comments in any chunk of Linux code will show. But those in the anti-Microsoft camp have taken it to their hearts and are pouring millions of dollars into making it a viable and respectable alternative for the enterprise.

Over the last six months there's been plenty of evidence of mainstream adoption, even though it's mostly as a host for Apache. Linux patently works--it does what it says on the tin. And the successive evolutions have all been in the right direction.

However, some of the claims made by Linux vendors are unsupportable. It doesn't constitute an alternative to Windows on the desktop, largely because the applications aren't there. Why would anyone abandon MS Office for StarOffice?"

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