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Linux and Open Source Arrive in SMB IT

May 16, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Many Linux or open-source business stories focus on how they can work for you. We're past that stage now. Today, according to a CIO Insight study, mid-sized businesses are already built on Linux and open-source software.

"The CIO Insight study of 90 companies with revenues below $500 million found that 90 percent will use Linux by the end of 2007. It's more than just Linux, though. Apache, Firefox, and other open-source Web and application tools, database systems, and development tools have also become mainstays of the mid-sized business' IT department..."

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