CNET Enterprise: Linux Gets Down to Business
Oct 25, 2000, 14:04 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Millman)
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"The good news for businesses considering implementing Linux
is that it continues to evolve and has wide support among
independent developers, distributors, and value-added resellers.
That's also the bad news. Lacking industry-wide support, Linux
doesn't seem predictable or consistent enough for managers and
administrators to sleep well at night, since they are not convinced
that their line-of-business applications and primary operating
systems are in good hands."
"Today, Linux is still in its embryonic stage, lacking the
maturity, polish, and broad support of other Unix operating systems
or Windows on the desktop. But that's changing rapidly. Driven by
the interest enterprise-class customers have expressed in this
fledgling operating system, you can expect its market and mind
share to grow."
"Enterprise customers of IBM and Dell are asking for Linux
capability. Those customers are beginning to recognize the value in
implementing it (Linux) and you can bet the hardware vendors plan
to comply," says Eric Klein, senior analyst, Yankee Group, Boston,