"One of the big questions about Linux is whether it can truly
provide all of the services required in today's enterprise. In a
previous piece for LinuxPlanet, I explained that as much as many of
us would like to believe otherwise, Microsoft currently owns the
enterprise infrastructure for today's business environment.
Features such as the calendaring and scheduling provided by the
Microsoft Exchange mail server have become an invisible standard
that many people depend on but do not recognize as being
proprietary enhancements to existing standards. (Perhaps I should
have said 'value added solutions' - I'm not sure.)
"At any rate, until Linux can provide replacements for the
services that people actually depend on, it's not ready for desktop
prime time. Sure, Linux owns the web server market (yawn), but even
in the most hopelessly buzzword-driven company, there's much more
to infrastructure than just web servers..."