ITWorld: Linux Takes Confidence Says RS/6000 Supporter
Sep 16, 2002, 11:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Malcolm)
"Implementing Linux demands more confidence than many users yet
have in the open-source operating system, says an Auckland company
that specializes in support for IBM Corp.'s RS/6000 machines.
"Paul Tomlinson, of eight-month-old Spectrum Consulting Ltd.,
says despite IBM's backing of the operating system, large-scale
projects based on Linux are not common.
"'Linux is still in a growth phase and is very good, but
companies want the reliability that you get when the software is
written specifically for the hardware. That's why the RS/6000 is so
stable. All the parts and device drivers have been certified by