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eWeek: Enterprise Linux: Where's the beef?

Feb 05, 2001, 23:51 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dodge)

"Oracle, Intel and IBM may be expending a lot of money and resources to lift Linux into enterprise IT shops, but any large commitments from customers remain a well-kept secret. Or they don't exist."

"If General Motors, Bank of America and Citicorp are making big bets on Linux, they aren't telling a soul outside their corporate borders. Not that such information would naturally be there, but searching "Linux" on all three sites yielded zero results. You'd think there would be some mention of it."

"Maybe they're just not talking about it yet. Perhaps it's too early. Given their corporate heft, these companies have to be running Linux servers somewhere. Could I be reading too much into Linux as a no-show on their Web sites? After all, competitive concerns often dissuade these companies from trumpeting new and different initiatives."

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