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Linux Journal: Corporate Linux: Coexisting with the Big Boys

Nov 17, 1999, 01:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Markolf Gudjons)

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"Integrating Linux into a large-scale production network running SPARCs and Windows."

"Linux has come a long way in these past few years, no longer a geek toy and well on its way to being a mainstream operating system. Linus Torvalds, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, is striving for world domination; however, one of the more intriguing strengths of Linux is its friendly and fruitful coexistence with other systems, UNIX or not. In fact, its standards-based approach is one of my favorite ways of distinguishing between it and certain commercial products."

"This being said, I would like to present some experiences with integrating Linux machines into a production computer network of over 1000 nodes, divided into about two-thirds SPARCs running Sun Solaris and one-third PCs running one of the variety of software packages emanating from Redmond, WA."

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