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Linux.com: The Fallout of the Microsoft Monopoly

Nonetheless, Linux is putting up an aggressive fight in the
enterprise server market. It is in this market which Information
System (IS) Managers have greatest flexibility to deploy and use
any operating system they wish.

“Like Red Hat Software which received a great boost on their
stock price on Monday at close, Be Inc., the company that makes the
highly friendly and advanced BeOS, saw its share jump from just
under $5 to close at well over $7.25. This is a great shot in the
arm for Be. BeOS is aimed at the home appliance and advanced
multimedia markets.”

“Whether Linux or BeOS becomes serious contenders to Microsoft
Windows at the home desktop market remains to be seen. But one
thing is clear, BeOS and Linux are marketed at different market
segments.”

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