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NetworkWorld: Linux makes strides in enterprise market

Nov 01, 2001, 16:10 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Still, open-source software can be much quicker to acquire and implement in a large organization, because such software circumvents the often extremely complicated procurement process such companies go through to buy anything; and avoiding the hassles of maintaining software licenses is another advantage.

"I like speed - I can get stuff from the Web or any FTP server really fast," he said.

By introducing Linux on a small, "temporary" scale, advocates can open the door to larger-scale, longer-term enterprise implementations down the road, Visser added."

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