Where Linux Will Dominate, And Not Dominate
Jun 27, 2007, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Zeichick)
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"At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit (which I attended
on June 13), Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux
Foundation, accurately portrayed that the Linux movement has
changed. He stated that, from the enterprise perspective at least,
the days of having to build awareness for Linux, and for open
source in general, are long since over. He's right. Within most
organizations, in my experience, Linux is seen as just as viable an
option for servers as Windows and Unix (specifically, Solaris).
That's both good--and bad.
"We're past the days of religious wars, and we're also past the
days where Linux is chosen merely because it's free or because it's