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eWeek: Linux Is the Enterprise Operating System

Oct 27, 2003, 18:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"I'm sitting here at the Linux Enterprise Forum. Around me are about 350 attendees, half from the government, half from the corporate world; half with technical titles, half with management titles. But it seems they all share the belief that Linux is the enterprise operating system of today, not tomorrow.

"These people do not have the religious zeal of Linux fans; they are serious people doing serious work, and they have either already deployed Linux in their enterprise or they're about to. And don't mistake me: These are not executives and techs who are merely putting Linux on the edge of their enterprise as Web servers. They are not people who are simply deploying Linux as a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) or file/print servers with Samba. No, these are people deploying Linux at the heart of their agencies or companies.

"And why shouldn't they? Oracle (you know Oracle) is taking everything, and I mean everything, it has from the core servers to the desktop to Linux..."

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