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ZDNet: Linux on the Move

Aug 02, 2002, 14:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Over the last year, many CIOs have moved from the sidelines to the playing field in the search for a successor to IBM MVS, AS/400 O/S, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000 in the data center. Based on recent announcements and rollouts, that successor might just turn out to be Linux--the one OS that will run on all today's hardware.

"Let's look at the recent uptick in Linux adoption and examine how it could affect decisions to use this upstart OS in your enterprise.

"Linux is a natural choice for enterprises, such as retail systems and cable networks, with potentially thousands of limited function devices. In May, Sherwin Williams, one of the largest paint manufacturers and distributors in North America, announced that IBM had assisted it in creating a new retail sales system for its 2,500 stores. It will be one of the largest rollouts of a Linux-based system to date..."

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