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VARBusiness: ASP NaviSite To Host Linux E-Commerce Apps

Mar 09, 2000, 15:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristen Kenedy)

"Open Source operating systems got a boost this week when application services provider NaviSite Inc. announced it will offer a Linux-based e-commerce application to its customers. However, many other e-business providers said they are still approaching such solutions cautiously."

" 'We are seeing more and more of a demand from our customers for a Linux-based solution,' said Sidney Kuo, product line manager at NaviSite. 'We think that the market has gradually matured enough to support a structure for the software. Over time we are going to see a tremendous growth in Linux; it is going to be one of the accepted platforms.' "

"Kuo said Linux offers two key advantages to NaviSite customers: It is less expensive, and its open environment makes it more flexible and easier to manipulate than competing operating systems."

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