PC Week: Luster of Linux IPOs fades as stock dips

If hype is measured by short-term stock performance, then
the thrill is gone for Linux….

“The stock drop leads to a key question: Does the correction
translate to a re-evaluation of Linux’s viability in the enterprise
by IT managers and major vendors that were embracing the

“What bears watching is how Linux partners handle the
cooling-off period. Major enterprise vendors such as IBM and Dell
Computer Corp. have bear-hugged Linux and launched major
initiatives around the platform. If such large vendors believe they
got caught up in the hype, they could easily recoil and scale down
investment, further affecting Linux penetration in the