eWeek: Linux products, services make play for e-markets

“Linux has established itself as a qualified operating system
for Web servers, firewalls and e-mail, but it’s still fighting its
way into e-marketplaces, both as a platform and as a

“At the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas this week, e-commerce
software vendor Exterprise Inc. and marketing startup PartnerAxis
Inc. will unveil a Linux-based e-marketplace for Linux vendors,
resellers and users. This follows the announcement last week by IBM
that it has rolled out its WebSphere Commerce Suite Start 4.1
high-end e-commerce platform for Linux.”

“Though it is gaining in popularity, some still question whether
Linux can handle the high numbers of transactions commonplace in
business-to-business marketplaces. Supporters, however, discount
such concerns and point out that the long-awaited Version 2.4 of
the Linux kernel, due to be released by the end of next month, will
be capable of running on eight-processor symmetric multiprocessing
systems, addressing up to 64GB of physical memory and supporting
large file systems.”

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