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Datamation: Linux Gains Legitimacy in the Enterprise

Feb 15, 2002, 16:08 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Nerney)
"Look at the list of names among Datamation Product of the Year 2001 Award winners and you'll see companies long familiar to enterprise IT executives -- Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Dell, Palm, Compaq.

But it's the appearance on this year's list of one relative upstart -- Red Hat -- that underscores the major shift under way in the enterprise. Red Hat, maker of the most successful commercial version of open-source operating system software, unseated Microsoft to win in Datamation's Network and Systems Software category.

Datamation readers gave Red Hat Linux 7.2 more than twice as many votes than the runner-up in its category, Macromedia's JRun Server 3.1. Last year's winner in this category was Microsoft's Windows 2000 Advanced Server."

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