PC World: The Internet Nurtures Linux

“The growth of the Internet is helping fuel the popularity
of Linux
, according to a series of speakers at the Open Source
Forum here this week.”

“The need to increase Internet operations is making Linux
attractive to some companies because of its low cost, stability,
and easy modification, says Ransom Love, president and chief
executive officer of Caldera Systems, which distributes Linux.”

“Companies are interested in using software that can be
customized and serviced cheaply, a demand rapidly filled by Linux
distribution companies such as Red Hat Software, SuSe Holding,
TurboLinux, and Caldera, says Eric Raymond, an early proponent of
open source development and a manager with VA Linux, a distributor
of Linux systems.”