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ComputerWorld: Linux Gains Development Tools in Bid For Expanded Usage

May 24, 1999, 13:58 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Several software makers announced development tools last week at Linux Expo here, including Fujitsu Software Corp. in San Jose, which said its C/C++ and Fortran tools will be available for Linux June 30, and San Jose-based BEA Systems Inc., which said its Web Logic application server and Tuxedo transaction manager is shipping now."

"Matthew Kromer, a Web infrastructure developer at a major automobile maker and a member of the Linux Metro Detroit users group, said Linux's nearly free price makes it most valuable in environments where many low-end PC servers are combined to run a simple application."

"For mission-critical environments where expensive middleware such as Tuxedo is used, the proportionally lower savings from using Linux vs. a more scalable commercial operating system is less attractive."

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