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Infoworld: Linux platform gains programmers' support

Mar 26, 1999, 22:37 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Developers may well be the next band of rogues to shake up corporate IT departments by demanding Linux."

"Particularly when mixed with the Java programming language, Linux is emerging as a contender to win over the corporate developers as a stable platform for building serious applications that can run on multiple operating systems."

"Although tools for Linux are few and programming talent requirements are high, some developers say its flexibility and open-source heritage make it a better development platform than Microsoft's Windows NT."

""Over the past three months, we've started moving more machines to Linux for development, as opposed to Windows NT. It's been an extremely positive experience," said Manu Kumar, CEO of SneakerLabs, a developer of Web conferencing and presentation applications in Pittsburgh."

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