"With the economy still slowing and corporate spending
tightening, many Linux backers believe they have a significant
weapon in the battle for IT dollars: low cost and adaptability.
But that tells just part of the story for Linux hardware and
software developers, who are confident that Linux offers a solid
server and client alternative to Windows at a time when XP, its
latest version, which shipped to PC makers last week, is meeting
some resistance from IT managers.
Linux momentum will build this week at the Linux World
conference in San Francisco, where IBM will announce the September
availability of its WebSphere Commerce Suite on its Zseries Linux
mainframe platform, at a cost of $45,000 a processor."