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Where Linux Will Dominate, And Not Dominate

Jun 27, 2007, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Zeichick)

"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 open source..."

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