TecTracks: Linux: The Pros -- The Penguin Wears Armor
Mar 20, 2001, 16:42 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The proprietary OS game is dying in the enterprise given the
high costs that have come with systems growth in recent years. The
driving factors behind the success of Linux will be application
development, knowledge base and cost."
"The availability of a variety of applications for low-end
servers initiated the free OS's charge into many enterprise
strategies. As more applications are ported from the UNIX platform,
Linux will continue its rise in popularity in systems requiring
better security, scalability and availability."
"Knowledge and cost also have bearing on the popularity of
Linux. Over time, Linux has the benefit of gaining a more
ubiquitous knowledge base than competitive proprietary enterprise
platforms. UNIX programmers can easily learn Linux and universities
are turning out Linux developers in droves."