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CRN: Windows Software Developers Not Sold on Linux

May 24, 1999, 15:57 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew A. DeBellis)

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"There may be a lot of people talking about Linux, but few developers are dedicated to it. At least among those in the Windows camp."

"Thirty percent of North American software developers do not have sufficient confidence in the free operating system to use it for mission-critical applications, according to a new survey."

"Of the 339 polled in the international study, 49 percent were from Europe. Garvin believes that American preoccupation with homogeneous technology explains greater interest in Linux outside the U.S. 'In Europe they're more open to diverse technology,' she says.

"Nine companies sponsored the studies, including Microsoft, IBM Corp., Intel Corp. and Oracle Corp."

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