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PC Week: Luster of Linux IPOs fades as stock dips

Mar 10, 2000, 17:51 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"If hype is measured by short-term stock performance, then the thrill is gone for Linux...."

"The stock drop leads to a key question: Does the correction translate to a re-evaluation of Linux's viability in the enterprise by IT managers and major vendors that were embracing the technology?..."

"What bears watching is how Linux partners handle the cooling-off period. Major enterprise vendors such as IBM and Dell Computer Corp. have bear-hugged Linux and launched major initiatives around the platform. If such large vendors believe they got caught up in the hype, they could easily recoil and scale down investment, further affecting Linux penetration in the enterprise."

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