"Linux, a long-standing darling of technologists and
programmers because of its robustness and flexibility, has made it
into the corporate mainstream, as high-tech heavy hitters including
IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. move their business applications to the
""Many of the enterprise-class applications have recognized the
obvious benefits of Linux,including stability, simplicity and lower
cost,so that they are providing applications on the platform," says
Richard Finlayson, director of business development at Cobalt
Networks Inc., Mountain View, Calif. "Today, there are very few
important products that are not available on Linux.""
"Corporate management now views Linux as an option, and their
customers are looking at Linux-based solutions for their e-business
efforts, rather than using them on an ad hoc basis."
"...the sky's the limit for integrators in the Linux market,
especially those with Unix expertise. "A lot of [solution
providers] we deal with have skillsets in the Unix world that are
transferable to this segment," says Michael Daseke, CTO at Netier
Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of thin-client
hardware and software in Carrollton, Texas."
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