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National Post: Linux system making headway; Microsoft looking over shoulder as support mounts

Feb 04, 2001, 13:26 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Avery)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Companies selling Linux and related support services may be struggling in the eyes of investors, but within the information technology industry the open-source operating system is rapidly taking a firm hold...."

"Analysts say the community based development model for Linux, whereby software engineers put their improvements back into the public domain, is proving to be a superior system in many ways to proprietary ones."

"'From its inception as a school project to its capturing of 30% [of the server market] in 10 short years, Linux has proven beyond a doubt that the open-source model can lead to the development of robust technologies faster than in a closed-source model,' Phil Rueppel, an analyst with Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, said in a recent detailed report on the state of Linux."

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