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ZDNet: Linux Gains Respect

Sep 06, 2001, 21:21 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)
"On the same day that compaq Computer said Linux still has a long way to go, rival IBM said: On our servers, it's good enough for Wall Street.

It was a sign of how far the open source operating system has come since last year's LinuxWorld trade show, where speakers wondered whether Linux could be accepted for critical tasks deep inside the enterprise. At LinuxWorld in San Francisco last week, IBM and Compaq differed, not on whether Linux will penetrate the corporation, but mainly on how far it can go with its current capabilities.

In an opening-day keynote speech, Compaq Chief Technology Officer Shane Robison said Linux "should be proud of its momentum in the marketplace" but that it was falling short in its lack of a documented standard, systems administration tools and around-the-clock technical support. "

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