The Register: SAS ports its software to Linux

“SAS will port its data warehousing and decision support
packages to Linux by the end of this year. They will be available
first with the Red Hat distribution, followed by at least Caldera,
SuSE, TurboLinux and Corel….”

This is just one more significant endorsement for Linux,
and tends to neutralise the unsupported and rather shrill claims by
Microsoft as to the success of Windows 2000.
The arguments
about the lack of industrial-strength software available for Linux
no longer hold water. IBM’s DB2 and the Corel WordPerfect Suite
make very good starters, and there are daily new announcements of
other important packages being ported.”