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TechRepublic: The Real Future of Linux

Sep 18, 2003, 11:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Landgrave)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Over the last three years, Linux has emerged from a cult phenomenon driven by thousands of programming enthusiasts around the world into an enterprise-ready operating system. This has become possible because Linux's destiny has also shifted from the dedication of those enthusiast programmers to a small number of commercial, for-profit companies that are focused on finding ways to build their offerings around the Linux system and the needs that Linux adoption uncovered.

"But for Linux to continue its encroachment on the corporate data center, the new Linux stewards will have to deal with the issues that have surfaced as they try to create a lucrative commercial environment around it. Recent announcements from one of those Linux stalwarts have many companies wondering if the Linux movement can sustain its move toward commercialization..."

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