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Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat raises the Linux standard

Oct 24, 2000, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy McCue)

"Enterprise customers don't want to know about technology. They'd rather use pen and ink. They use technology because they can do things with it that they can't do with pen and ink. This is very specifically what the Red Hat Network is all about...."

"What will be the key driver for Linux adoption by large enterprises?"

"Linux, according to researcher IDC, represented 24 per cent of all new server installs last year. It's the only server OS [operating system] that had a growing market share over the last two years, and its market share has been doubling. It's taken all the growth and market share Windows NT used to enjoy at the expense of the Unix."

"What are people using this stuff for? The answer is the killer apps that have been driving our growth are all the internet applications. When you ask what is the future going to be, the future of killer apps is all going to be internet-based. They are all going to incorporate Apache web-serving technology. They are all going to incorporate Mozilla browsing technology."

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