"Linux is expected to play an increasing role in e-commerce as
the computer operating system becomes stronger and more
sophisticated, vendors said Thursday."
"Linux has exploded into the corporate computing environment as
a substitute for Intel/Microsoft-based computing applications. ...
It has become the operating system of choice for such applications
as serving pages on Internet sites, but hasn't been able to break
into the high-end operations where Unix machines still rule for
heavy-duty chores like handling transactions for heavily trafficked
" 'To say it's the next Solaris is premature,' said Bob
Walter vice president of business development at Linuxcare, a Linux
services provider. 'But it is maturing very
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