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ComputerWorld: Linux: Ready For Prime Time?

Nov 14, 2000, 00:25 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hall)

"Corporate IT has fully embraced Linux and other open-source products as standard elements in its Internet infrastructure, but most information technology managers haven't deployed Linux inside the data center and say they are unlikely to do so in the coming year.?

"So just what will it take for Linux to gain access to the corporate data center? Right now, Linux lacks several things. The open-source platform needs the multiprocessor support and large RAM capacity necessary for major data center operations. It needs better development tools and packaged applications (those available today pale in comparison with what's available for Windows and Unix). And top management needs to warm to the idea that the open-source operating system can step into a central role in the enterprise."

"Until that happens, users and analysts say, Linux will remain a profound technology asset for the Internet but not the enterprise."

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