"One of the major advantages Linux has to offer is
cross-platform functionality. Far from being a PC operating system
that has been extended for other uses, it runs on cell phones,
mainframes and everything in between.
"This offers IT departments the possibility of using Linux to
consolidate resources into a single skill set, or at least a single
"The danger, however, is that since developers are free to
conduct extensive customization, it may fork into a number of