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IT Management Linux News for Mar 17, 2001

  • Community Column: Is Linux Hurting the IT Industry? (Mar 17, 2001, 07:13)
    We're all aware of the "Great .com Downturn," and most acknowledge Microsoft's shark-like need to continue moving with ever-increasing sales lest it die. But what's all this mean to Linux? And what's Linux mean to the IT industry on the whole? According to reader Gareth Barnard, it's simple: cash-strapped survivors of the downturn are figuring out where they need to go when a costly server with an expensive pre-installed OS isn't an option anymore, and that's eating the industry alive.