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eWeek: Linux backers grab chance

Aug 27, 2001, 11:20 (1 Talkback[s])
"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."

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