LinuxPlanet: .comment: Can Linux Grow Up?
Aug 16, 2000, 16:05 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Kevin
Reichard for this link. ]
"It will come as a surprise to many--sometimes I forget it
myself--but Linux has become more than a hobbyist operating system
for interested persons to futz around with."
"It will come as no surprise, too, that there is a view,
probably the prevailing view, that Linux will never be the robust
operating system that enterprises demand. Admittedly, this view is
ironic, because the commercial operating systems that are said to
be business-class are typically less stable and less secure than
"But honest observers will recognize that there are some
serious problems in Linux. (By "Linux," I mean a full distribution,
not just the kernel.) Some of us all the time, and all of us
sometimes, approach much of Linux as if it were a computer game,
the goal of which is to get something to compile and work reliably.
An industrial-strength operating system would have successful
operation as a laughably bare minimum."
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- FreeStandards.org: Linux Development Platform Specification 1.0-beta(Jul 23, 2000)
- VNU Net: Raising the Linux standard(May 17, 2000)
- ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: One for all(May 17, 2000)
- Linux.com: Linux Standard Base(Apr 18, 2000)
- Linux.com: The Struggle for Control of Standards and Protocols(Apr 10, 2000)
- Linux.com: Strength in Diversity(Mar 27, 2000)
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