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PC Week: The shifting sands of Linux

Aug 16, 1999, 13:51 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Expected mergers, new players will have big impact on OS in the enterprise."

"As much as Linux has matured in the past year, the next 12 months should bring even greater changes to the market supporting the open-source operating system."

"The changes, for the most part, are likely to be good news for enterprise customers deploying Linux. An expected consolidation in the market, for example, will result in fewer distributors of the operating system."

"The market is equipped to handle only two or three major distributions, not four or five," said Larry Augustin, CEO of hardware vendor VA Linux Inc., in Sunnyvale, Calif."

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