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NewsForge: Organizations Say Hurdles Remain for Desktop Linux

Apr 07, 2004, 10:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Speakers and attendees at the open source events of Portland's InnoTech Conference last week concurred that Linux was at home in the enterprise, handling heavier database demands and other workloads and proving itself on a number of platforms. They also anticipated that Linux would finally hit the desktop in more significant increments, but not until open source developers deal with some obvious deficiencies.

"Jim Wasko, program manager for the IBM Linux Technology Center's strategic alliance, reported that Linux is seeing growth on a variety of platforms including mainframes at New York's Marist College and the U.S. Department of Energy; in enterprises beyond the edge of the datacenter by Warner Brothers, Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, and others..."

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