Boston Business Journal: Applix, others see bright future riding Linux wave

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“Now the ever-fickle world of high tech is fixated on the Linux
operating system and its potential as a serious threat to Microsoft
Corp.’s lead in the operating system area.”

“Already, local companies are marketing Linux-based applications
and services and are betting that not only has the operating system
arrived, but that businesses’ acceptance of Linux is causing cracks
in Microsoft’s industry armor.”

The big thing is that it has crept into organizations
because it’s stable and capable of running different
,” said R.J. Grandpre, vice president for sales
and marketing of Linux products at Applix Inc., which makes
Linux-based business software and web applications. “It’s made it
credible that there are other choices besides Windows.”