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M2: Silicon.com poll confirms Linux is ready for business

May 28, 1999, 20:46 (5 Talkback[s])

"* 71 per cent of viewers say Linux operating system is ready for corporate use but lacks desktop applications"

"Silicon.com, the online TV news and recruitment service for IT professionals, reveals startling results of a recent user poll into the open source operating system, Linux. Its survey highlighted that 71 per cent of Silicon.com viewers believe Linux is ready for business, while only 25 per cent disagreed."

"Interestingly, survey respondents made a clear distinction between server and client-side Linux. More than half of those who had backed Linux said that due to the lack of support and applications, they were not confident that the open-source operating system was ready for the desktop."

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