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InternetWeek: Giants Get Linux Religion

Feb 09, 2000, 02:50 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"The top five computer makers are stepping up their commitment to Linux with new products and services that should give IT managers greater confidence to run vital business apps on the open source operating system."

"IBM, Sun, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Compaq detailed plans to offer Linux on systems running the gamut from thin clients to mainframes, while also promising new Linux development tools and systems integration and support services...."

"Such early adopters are indicative of the move toward Linux. By the end of this year, 37 percent of enterprises will have Linux systems deployed, according to a survey of 300 IT managers conducted by InformationWeek. Of those sites planning to deploy Linux, 48 percent will do so to replace Windows NT."

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