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Datamation: The Dangers of a Fractured Linux

Apr 12, 2005, 02:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

"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 OS.

"The danger, however, is that since developers are free to conduct extensive customization, it may fork into a number of incompatible versions..."

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