"Last month, the Fremont, Calif.-based company, which offers
Linux software and services, told analysts it would focus more on
the large, established corporations than on the Internet startups
that have provided most business to date. This is the same kind of
strategy Web services companies have employed -- and it's for the
same reason. Startups these days are desperate to conserve cash,
not spend it."
"Linux-related companies face the same difficulties with the
move toward doing business with large corporations as do
infrastructure companies. But the problem can be more
"Just as they have realized they no longer have to move
helter-skelter into e-commerce, Fortune 500 companies are in even
less hurry to embrace Linux, whose applicability has yet to be
proven. Those that want to dabble in Linux can go to new companies
for products and assistance or to giants such as IBM
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