CIO: Publisher’s Note: The market is abuzz about Linux

“Right now Linux is more Woodstock than Main Street. There
aren’t enough vendors dedicated to the operating system, and it’s
kind of hard to sue the surfer in Venice Beach, Calif., who gives
you poor Linux advice. What will it take, then, for CIOs to take
Linux seriously?”

“CIOs, not the sneaker-wearing programmers, will determine the
fate of Linux. Its vocal supporters deserve credit for getting
software and hardware vendors to port to Linux. That’s the easy
part. The hard part is getting those same vendors to commit.”