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ITWeb: CA Throws Its Weight Behind 'Undermanaged' Linux

Oct 22, 2002, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])

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"Computer Associates (CA) has thrown its weight behind the Linux operating system, adding 23 new Linux applications over the past three months.

"The move comes at a time when Linux, with its platform standardisation initiative in place, is growing in acceptance in the enterprise marketplace. With support from the eight-member Linux Consortium and giants such as IBM, HP/Compaq and now CA, it has surpassed Unix to become a leading challenger as a platform for embedded development.

"According to Paul Le Roux, a database specialist at CA, Linux's popularity is not supported by an adequate range of management tools. 'In particular, Linux servers do not integrate well in an enterprise environment with equipment running on other platforms,' he says. 'At CA, we have set out to redress this situation...'"

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