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Computerworld: Linux Roadblock: Not Enough Apps

Mar 01, 1999, 15:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

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"But for Linux to reach its full promise, more applications are needed, users and analysts said. For now, Linux is most commonly used as a specialized, departmental server for scores or hundreds of users. One of the largest Linux installations to date is at Cisco Systems Inc. in San Jose, where 117 Linux servers handle roughly 200,000 print jobs per day for about 30,000 users, said Ben Woodard, print systems manager."

"Large corporations are using Linux for Web, file-and-print and E-mail servers, on development workstations and to run custom applications that don't require more than a simple interface."

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