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ITDirector.com: Linux Winning The War of Perception

Jun 15, 2001, 20:02 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Snark)

[ Thanks to olivier nyssen for this link. ]

"Linux," says this column, "is beginning to look unstoppable now," thanks to support from IBM, a rapidly swelling applications base, and uptake in the massive markets of China and India. Some Friday optimism from the home of Father William:

"There are now only two obstacles standing in the path of Linux dominance. One is the lack of applications and this is being addressed faster than most people realise. The second is the adoption of Linux by major corporates. And this too is happening. Linux is slowly winning the crucial battles in the operating system war and must be causing serious concern for both Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

At the end of the day it is the applications that sell the OS and it is the OS that sell the hardware. With its major investment in Linux, IBM has asked a difficult question of of the other hardware vendors and has, in the process pushed Microsoft onto the back foot. Linux is beginning to look unstoppable now."

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