IT Manager's Journal: Why the Markets Still Don't Trust Linux
May 08, 2004, 02:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Kuepper)
"Linux has only recently begun to regain credibility in the
financial markets since its speculative debut. However, its
licensing model, hefty competition, and lack of maturity still
worry investors. Companies such as Red Hat, long past its 1999
speculative highs, are slowly gaining ground while other Linux
companies, such as Linspire, are planning initial public offerings.
Is Linux finally becoming a viable alternative to proprietary
operating systems, or is this rise simply a byproduct of a
mini-tech bubble (as Bill Gates so eloquently put it)...?"