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