NetworkWorld: Linux against the odds
Jan 04, 2001, 04:58 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Paul
Eggert for this link. ]
"The Linux open source operating system had a banner year in
2000, gathering one endorsement after another from top industry
vendors - IBM, Dell Computer and Oracle among them. But still, even
with such heavy backing, Linux remains outside the enterprise
"Linux' openness is one of many factors keeping Microsoft from
viewing Linux as a competitive threat in the large enterprise
market, says Doug Miller, group product director for the Windows
server market at Microsoft. But, Miller admits that Linux could cut
into Microsoft's market share for lower-end systems."
"Sunoco needs a Microsoft-like cookie-cutter approach to servers
and applications because it runs a lean support staff, McVaugh
says. 'It comes down to training,' he adds."
"What would it take for McVaugh to move to Linux?"
"'I guess Microsoft would have to sell it,' he says."
- ZDNet: Linux in 2000: Novelty No More(Jan 03, 2001)
- Linux Orbit: Y2k and the Desktop Experience; Reflections from the year 2000 on The Linux Desktop(Jan 01, 2001)
- SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Year in review: IBM takes charge of its destiny(Jan 01, 2001)
- LinuxWorld: It's been a very good year for Linux(Dec 31, 2000)
- ZDNet: The Year of Predicting Dangerously?; 2001 the "Year of Managed Services" for Linux?(Dec 28, 2000)
- ReadersDigest.co.uk: European of the Year - Linus Torvalds(Dec 28, 2000)
- InfoWorld: With IBM's support, Linux can look forward to ringing in the new year on a high note(Dec 27, 2000)
- Upside: The year for open source(Dec 27, 2000)
- Salon: The year the hype died
(Dec 26, 2000)
- Kaspersky Lab: Reflecting on the Year 2000 [includes Linux virus discussion](Dec 15, 2000)