Fairfax IT: Can Linux do it?

“Linux (GNU/Linux, to give it its technically correct name) do
the job better or more cheaply than commercial systems such as
Microsoft Windows NT or Sun Microsystems’ Solaris?”

“At least one Australian PC retailer claims to have sold
hundreds of Linux-powered PCs to consumers, many of them first-time
buyers. Dan Kusnetzky, the operating environment program director
of the research firm IDC, boldly predicts that GNU/Linux will be
the fastest growing PC environment until 2003.”

“As with any operating system implementation the devil is in the
detail – how the OS meshes into your present IT infrastructure. And
even if IDC is right, the key to running a successful IT operation
is often not so much deciding where to jump as when.”


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