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LinuxPlanet: Microsoft Users, Partners Add Linux To The List

Apr 28, 2003, 20:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In the throes of this month's Windows Server 2003 rollout, many long-time Microsoft users are evaluating Linux as an alternative platform. Reasons cited by IT administrators range from cost savings to 'an anti-Microsoft boss.' Meanwhile, many of Microsoft's partners in the launch already offer products for both environments.

"Support for Linux isn't universally wholehearted, however. Some Windows customers maintain that Linux 'isn't really there yet,' or that Linux is only the better choice for certain types of applications. Some vendors selling into both environments still claim specific advantages for Microsoft's platform.

"OEMs Hewlett-Packard and Unisys each support both environments, for instance. So do ISVs ranging from conferencing specialist First Virtual Communications to Oblix, a producer of ID management software..."

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