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Business Wire: D.H. Brown Associates Releases Linux Functional Review

Apr 05, 1999, 14:14 (10 Talkback[s])

"D.H. Brown Associates, Inc., a leading technology assessment firm, today published the first comprehensive functional evaluation of Linux as a commercial server operating environment."

"The study shows that Linux provides a credible solution for four specific application areas - file- and print-sharing or Web server applications; appliance-class systems; Internet Service Providers; and compute nodes in technical computing clusters. Linux also minimizes price and avoids vendor lock-in."

"Conventional UNIX operating systems and Windows NT, however, still retain the lead for meeting overall enterprise computing requirements. "While developers of conventional operating systems must now watch over their shoulders for Linux's growing capabilities, they continuously enhance their offerings in a heated race for new functionality," said Bill Moran, D.H. Brown Associates' Director of Open Systems Research. "Currently, Linux needs to be taken seriously as a viable solution for specific tasks due to its combination of good-enough function and low cost."

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