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Open Source IT: When Linux Loses

Jul 28, 2000, 14:21 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daisy Whitney)

[ Thanks to Dan Orzech for this link. ]

"Jeff Fenley stared at his computer in amazement early this year, grateful that he didn't need to restart it. After all, he'd gotten into the habit of rebooting the Windows 98 machine two to three times a day. Then, Fenley installed Windows 2000 on his desktop and the daily crashes stopped. The change meant a lot fewer headaches for Fenley. It also meant Linux had been eliminated at his company."

"Fenley, president and CEO of financial services Web site www.goinvest.com, of Santa Monica, Calif., moved his company from a combination Linux- and Windows NT-based platform to one that solely relies on Windows earlier this year. And Fenley couldn't be happier."

"While Linux is rapidly gaining acceptance in corporate America and more and more companies are implementing the open source system by the day, Linux still loses out on many occasions and faces a number of hurdles in gaining widespread acceptance."

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