"Oracle, Intel and IBM may be expending a lot of money and
resources to lift Linux into enterprise IT shops, but any large
commitments from customers remain a well-kept secret. Or they don't
"If General Motors, Bank of America and Citicorp are making big
bets on Linux, they aren't telling a soul outside their corporate
borders. Not that such information would naturally be there, but
searching "Linux" on all three sites yielded zero results. You'd
think there would be some mention of it."
"Maybe they're just not talking about it yet. Perhaps it's too
early. Given their corporate heft, these companies have to be
running Linux servers somewhere. Could I be reading too much into
Linux as a no-show on their Web sites? After all, competitive
concerns often dissuade these companies from trumpeting new and
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