ZDNet: Power to the penguin
Sep 30, 2000, 16:20 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark A. Evans)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Now that the Linux operating system is being embraced by the
likes of IBM and Dell Computer, the darling of hobbyists is
positioned to challenge Windows on several fronts."
"According to Marty Larsen, director of professional services
for VA Linux Systems, which sells Linux systems and services, Linux
is ideal for the burgeoning small business market. "If a small
start-up company happens to have an old 486 computer, they can
build a pretty robust Linux-based server. It's free and it's a more
stable environment than Windows," he says."
"The scalability stumbling block may soon be removed. According
to Paul Kube, vice chairman, computer science and engineering at
University of California, San Diego, "Linux was developed for the
Intel PC architecture, which doesn't scale well for large systems.
That may change with the introduction of Intel's new IA-64 chip."
He also notes that IBM is reportedly developing enhancements to
Linux that allow it to run on large IBM servers, and programs are
underway at SGI to get high-end graphics into Linux. On the other
end of the spectrum, Linux applications are being configured for
small, low-power devices like PDAs."
- Enterprise Linux Today: IDC outlines server market trends(Sep 29, 2000)
- Linux Magazine: Linux Takes a Page from the PC [- IDC analyst](Sep 29, 2000)
- TechRepublic/Gartner: OSDL seeks a faster track to Linux development(Sep 18, 2000)
- Fairfax IT (Australia): Linux to top growth as NT keeps cash cow status - Salomon Smith Barney(Sep 13, 2000)
- TechRepublic/Gartner: Vendors to work together on common desktop and application suite for Linux(Aug 25, 2000)
- Wired: It'll Be an Open-Source World - Forrester(Aug 16, 2000)
- InfoWorld.com: It's very clear Linux is here to stay, and five major trends are driving the OS(Aug 15, 2000)
- O'Reilly Network: Linux/UNIX Server Market Share Beats NT/Win2K(Aug 12, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Will the real Linux users please stand?(Aug 11, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Linux fueling server growth(Jul 26, 2000)
- The Register: Linux server growth threatens MS revenue supply(Jul 25, 2000)