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TecTracks: Linux: The Pros -- The Penguin Wears Armor

Mar 20, 2001, 16:42 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Sutherland)

"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."

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