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ZDNet: Time is Right for Linux

Apr 04, 2002, 19:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Castagna)

"Not only are the planets aligning in the Linux universe of late, it seems also that the stars, the moon, and even Sun are snapping into place for the once upstart OS.

"A spate of recent announcements revolving around Linux products and alliances has breathed new life into Linux--just when it appeared to be languishing after the dot-com meltdown. The operating systems' fortunes rose with the dot-com boom and dipped into a near-moribund state when that boom turned to bust.

"But, with the help of industry heavyweights like IBM, a handful of surviving Linux companies is brushing off the dust of the dot debacle and shedding the "only good for Web serving" label. With renewed interest coming from all quarters, Linux OSes are now realistic alternatives for enterprise datacenters as well as reliable standbys for server-closet duty in small and medium-sized businesses..."

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