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Mar 23, 2002, 01:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Von Hagen)

"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..."

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