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NetworkWorldFusion: Linux slips slowly into the enterprise realm

Mar 20, 2001, 23:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deni Conner)

"Linux and open source software are gaining in pilot projects, in-house customized development efforts and Web applications, where Linux has established a beachhead as a quick-to-implement, inexpensive alternative to proprietary operating systems...."

"Linux is already in the enterprise, being used within the system infrastructure," says Dan Kuznetsky, an analyst with market research firm IDC. "It's being brought in by system [administrators] who need to get a job done for the lowest possible cost...."

"Most users confirm that open source has netted them advantages they wouldn't have with proprietary operating systems or applications."

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