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TechWeb: Linux Creeps Upstream In The Enterprise

Feb 04, 2000, 17:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Krochmal)

"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 sites."

" '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 rapidly.' "

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