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LinuxPlanet: Enterprise Linux 2006--A Year Of Deals

Dec 31, 2006, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In the enterprise Linux space, 2006 was marked by greater expansion of Linux into vertical markets, new products, and most notably, a string of surprise business deals among vendors. The year also bore witness to an increasing trend, of sorts, among Novell, Oracle, and other software companies to justify their actions on the basis of 'customer demand.'

"To be sure, customers keep wanting smoother and less costly Linux implementations, as a general rule. They'd also like to avoid the threat of lawsuits. But the demands of individual customers can vary a lot, based on the size of the enterprise, its existing operating environments, the organizational culture, and practically innumerable other factors..."

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