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PC Week: Only level heads will get Linux in business

Jun 29, 1999, 16:27 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pankaj Chowdhry)


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"During our initial meeting, some Linux advocates were railing about "benchmarketing," but the more intelligent ones were using the opportunity to improve their operating system. In fact, the Red Hat guys spent an extra day at our labs stress-testing some of the new code developed during the benchmarking."

"My experience showed me that the Linux community faces a tough road to the promised land of the enterprise. It must perform a makeover not unlike my transformation from bayou bumpkin to Silicon savant. Not only does Linux need better architecture and management, but the Linux image also needs a lot of polish. First and foremost, the stupid people need to shut up and let the more intelligent folks speak."

"A fanatical following got the Mac OS nowhere fast; to call it a niche OS now is to pay it a compliment. The button-down corporate community has no appetite for the fanatical rantings of a fringe community, and companies trying to make money off Linux should have no time for them either."

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