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NewsFactor: Linux Still on the Rise

Jun 28, 2002, 13:00 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Millard)

"Citing a desire to move away from proprietary software systems, such as those sold by Microsoft, many companies are considering making the jump from using Windows on their servers to running Linux.

"Some of the companies and organizations that have already 'gone Linux' include Toyota, Home Depot, the U.S. Post Office and Cisco's printing services arm. Government adherents of Linux include Germany and Mexico.

"Although there are some potholes in the road to switching from Windows to Linux, companies have found that doing so results in more cost-effective operations and generally is worth the effort..."

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