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VNU Net: Borland boosts corporate Linux adoption with Kylix

Feb 16, 2001, 14:57 (18 Talkback[s])
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"Businesses might soon have more reasons to adopt Linux, following the release of Borland's Kylix application development toolkit which will allow developers to import code from existing Windows applications."

"Analysts say one factor delaying the deployment of Linux is the shortage of third-party software that runs on the operating system, and that the Linux-focused tools may change this."

"This is a major issue affecting the adoption of Linux," said Paul Mason, vice president of software research at IDC. "Linux isn't going anywhere without the development environments and other infrastructure necessary to make it all work. ... The fact that Borland has done this is important, because it is one of the leading developer platforms and, combined with IBM's commitment, Linux starts to become more mainstream," said Mason."

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