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VARBusiness: The Rise Of Linux

Sep 11, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If there's one trend that exemplifies the entire state of the application-development world, it's the transformation of Linux from a curiosity to a core competency. And in the process, Linux has gone from an open-systems destination to a solution providers' competitive operating-system weapon of choice with which to design, build and deploy applications and solutions.

"We aren't just talking simple Apache Web servers and Dell boxes running Red Hat, but an entire next generation of applications that takes Java, Web services and Internet infrastructure as a given and builds new and exciting businesses on top of all of that. Almost without having been noticed, Linux has become essential for building these applications. It is found more often as the core technology from the smallest and newest start-ups to the more established solution providers. What all of these folks have in common is the need to be agile to find and fill particular niches quickly..."

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