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SearchEnterpriseLinux: ISV's-Eye view, Part 1: 2005 Big Year for New Kinds of Enterprise Linux Apps

Jan 24, 2005, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Are you seeing a big movement among ISVs toward developing more enterprise applications for Linux?

"Niel Powers: Yes. For an ISV, independence is always a good thing. Linux represents independence and allows [ISVs] to make market decisions quicker as markets evolve. The business community has become much more accepting of Linux solutions (more on the server than the desktop) as more of the major vendors have come on board. Particularly in the mid-market, businesses want computers to be appliances; they just run and they require very little administration and few upgrades. Linux wasn't there a few years ago, but it is getting much closer now..."

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