PC Week: Linux enters adolescence

“As vendors gear up for their busy fall season of new and
upgraded product announcements, the word that has surely made it
into every PR professional’s spelling checker is “Linux.”

Gone are the days when a company adding Linux to its list
of supported operating systems was big news. Now it’s hardly news
at all.

“The outlaw operating system that was developed by geeks with
too much free time on their hands is perched on the edge of the
invisible dividing line between its early-adopter childhood and
late early-adopter adolescence. Corporate IT managers no longer
risk their jobs by admitting publicly that they are testing
Linux–maybe even deploying it in some back-room application.”

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