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LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Summit: Linux Replacing Other Enterprise OS

May 26, 2005, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Linux is rapidly replacing Unix, Windows, and old-style mainframes for mainstream enterprise use, despite lingering issues ranging from the availability of enterprise server applications to the quality of desktop Linux software, according to attendees at this week's LinuxWorld Summit in New York City.

"During a keynote panel on Wednesday, C-level executives from three enterprises said they've achieved benefits ranging from cost savings to lowered server downtime from swapping out their earlier operating environments in favor of Linux.

"During another presentation in Manhattan, R. Carl Drisko, a speaker from Novell, pointed to Linux-based implementations of grid computing not just in financial services, but in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and the airline industry, as well..."

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