SRO: Linux Puts On A Business TieMar 06, 1999, 00:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"At LinuxWorld, Linux showed that it isn't just for techies anymore, it's ready for the enterprise."
"Linux isn't just for enthusiasts anymore. At least, that's the message from this week's LinuxWorld show in San Jose, Calif. If Linux someday manages to topple the Windows empire, software historians will likely point to this show as the turning point in operating system history."
"Consider, major OEMs such as Compaq Computer, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard and IBM are currently shipping, or are about to ship serious server hardware, with Linux pre-installed. They, along with the Linux developers Caldera Systems Inc. and Red Hat Software Inc. are quickly moving to offering 24 x 7 technical support. Other firms, like Linuxcare already offer 24x7 Linux support for OEMs, resellers and users. Translation: Support is no longer a question mark for corporate buyers, who weren't willing to bet their support needs on electronic word of mouth over the Internet."