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Jun 22, 2001, 22:38 (20 Talkback[s])
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Though the author admits that Linux won't make it on the desktop anytime soon, he does show a rah-rah attitude about Linux as a server, especially one that's promoted by IBM:

"The linux operating system may be growing like crazy, but the news hasn’t been that great lately for last year’s crop of Linux-something start-ups. They’re closing, merging or laying off employeesâ€"just like their dotcom customers."

"But even amid the economic downturn, installations of Linux OS, its applications and related hardware have continued to grow at startling rates. Linux technology is still being enthusiastically supported by thousands of programmers who volunteer their time to upgrade, test and extend it simply for the privilege of using it for free."

"Basically, Linux hasn’t come out of the server closet just yet. In fact, your favorite Linux app may not even be at your job site, but rather at the other end of a phone line in the storage or database farm of your ASP. As the fastest-growing server operating system, Linux was the primary OS for 27 percent of the server operating market at the end of last year, compared to 41 percent for Microsoft Windows, reports Kusnetzky."

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