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osOpinion: Linux in the Enterprise: Fact vs. FUD

Nov 12, 1999, 06:53 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Leigh)


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"When I first started touting Linux as a soon-to-be superior alternative to Microsoft Windows, almost no one at my company had even heard of the product. Nearly two years later, it's difficult to find a computer magazine that does not extoll the virtues of Linux. However, these praises are often laced with caveats: Linux is a "server OS", that it's difficult for novices, that it's "not ready for the desktop". To some extent these concerns are simply due to a reasonable fear of the unknown. However, lately we are beginning to see more FUD1 being deliberately spread about Linux, very little of which is based in truth. Here is a link to a superb example, the Microsoft "Linux Myths" page:..."

"The purpose of this essay is to address some of these concerns, to demonstrate why Linux is a viable alternative for Windows 98/NT as both a server and a workstation, to demonstrate that Linux is here for the long-haul, and explain why it will inevitably become a dominant force in the operating systems market."

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