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InternetWeek: Shooting For The Enterprise -- Microsoft, Linux Vendors Plug Gaps In Server OS

Nov 23, 1999, 17:53 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"The feds may see Windows as the dominant platform and Linux as the upstart, but the two operating systems looked a lot alike last week as they battled for enterprise credibility."

"Red Hat Inc., the leading Linux distributor, said it will pay $674 million to buy Cygnus Solutions, which makes development tools for putting Linux in embedded systems, servers and desktops."

"Microsoft, meanwhile, teamed up with Unisys to demonstrate an array of 52 servers running Windows 2000 and using off-the-shelf hardware and software. The Comdex demo was designed to counter questions about whether Windows is sufficiently scalable and reliable for enterprise applications."

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