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InternetWeek: Red Hat Adds To Linux's Credibility

Dec 17, 2001, 15:07 (0 Talkback[s])
"The most significant enterprise product we evaluated this year is important not only on its own merits, but because of its impact on several existing computing platforms.

Red Hat Linux Professional Server 7.1 is an operating system ready to step into many roles in the enterprise. Red Hat's Linux distribution wraps the performance and flexibility of Linux in a support package that should reassure executives leery of deploying open-source technologies in critical business settings.

The operating system's growing popularity is an indication that IT managers are becoming more confident in Linux's viability as an alternative to other commercial operating platforms, albeit gradually. Perhaps the most notable area where Linux is poised to gain enterprise credibility is on IBM mainframes, where Big Blue's newest software and hardware offerings let companies run Linux partitions."

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