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Intraware: The Linux Bandwagon: Will It Roll Over Windows NT?

Apr 29, 1999, 12:44 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chrystie Terry)

"Growing numbers of IT professionals have been looking towards Linux for a number of reasons: price, stability, and plenty of inexpensive or free software to name a few. Whether businesses will find strong enough reasons to choose Linux over its formidable rival, Microsoft Windows NT, is another question."

"The corporate IT community has begun to embrace Linux as a web server, file server, and primary platform for a number departmental applications. IT professionals have taken a keen interest in the usability of Linux as a viable alternative to Windows NT for corporate network services. Some view the less crash-prone Linux OS as more reliable than NT for mission-critical applications."

"The growing curiosity about Linux and dissatisfaction with Microsoft is likely to extend further into the corporate market, and even into home-PC markets."

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