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WindowsITPro: Storage Represents Linux's Next Challenge

Mar 09, 2005, 00:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elliot King)

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"Linux is continuing its seemingly inexorable march from the network periphery to providing file, print, and workgroup services on into the heart of the IT infrastructure at many companies. That was the main message trumpeted at the recent LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston. At a press conference following his keynote address, Jack Messman, CEO of Novell, the provider of SUSE Linux, argued that Linux was almost ready to take its place as an enterprise platform. 'Linux is now mainstream,' Messman said. 'The questions have changed from 'is it safe?' and 'who will support it?' to 'how can I use it to improve my business?'' he said.

"The keyword, however, is 'almost.' According to Messman, Linux still has to be 'hardened' to make it ready for mission-critical applications..."

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