ZDNet: Separating fact from fiction about Linux
Sep 26, 2001, 18:25 (47 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Barnett)
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"...The geeks are still playing a key role, as a glance
at the comments in any chunk of Linux code will show. But those in
the anti-Microsoft camp have taken it to their hearts and are
pouring millions of dollars into making it a viable and respectable
alternative for the enterprise.
Over the last six months there's been plenty of evidence of
mainstream adoption, even though it's mostly as a host for Apache.
Linux patently works--it does what it says on the tin. And the
successive evolutions have all been in the right direction.
However, some of the claims made by Linux vendors are
unsupportable. It doesn't constitute an alternative to Windows on
the desktop, largely because the applications aren't there. Why
would anyone abandon MS Office for StarOffice?"
- Washington Technology: Is Linux Going Mainstream? Maybe, But Government Still Lags
(Sep 24, 2001)
- LinuxPower.org: Sun's Desktop Division making headway(Aug 28, 2001)
- ZDNet: Linux is ready for the long haul(Aug 23, 2001)
- Slashdot: Why Linux Won't Ever Be Mainstream(Jul 18, 2001)
- ComputerWorld: Linux Is Full of Fanatics, Potential(Jul 10, 2001)
- ZDNet: If desktop Linux is viable, thank some unlikely
spokespeople(Jun 14, 2001)
- ComputerWorld: Linux Falls Short Of Becoming a Mainstream OS(May 30, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: How Linux Could Lose to Microsoft(May 09, 2001)