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ServerWatch: From the Data Center to the Desktop: Linux Grows Up

Nov 04, 2003, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

"In the 12 years since Linus Torvalds posted to Usenet about his free operating system that was '(just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones...,' Linux has moved from the basement to the board room and in the process most likely made itself a permanent fixture in the server room.

"Linux has also matured from a robust adolescence, a time when those in the server room had those in the board room convinced that it had the potential to be everything for everybody, to being known for being highly effective in certain conditions, such as those that benefit from scaling out, yet less desirable in others, such as those that require scaling up.

"So what is the state of Linux in the enterprise, circa 2003...?"

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