NewsFactor: Linux Users Willing To Pay the Price
May 16, 2003, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
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"Not that long ago, the common wisdom was that all Linux users
were open-source zealots who would not sully their hands on
proprietary software. Common wisdom--as it so often does--has
turned out to be dead wrong. In fact, many commercial vendors are
finding there is a market for their wares among Linux devotees.
"What is happening is that the user base for Linux is broadening
dramatically as the technology becomes more mature. IT managers are
'approaching [Linux] without the open-source framework or
philosophy,' Peter Heller, senior director of applications
marketing at Oracle, told NewsFactor.
"There is still an abundance of purists, but joining their ranks
are pragmatists who see Linux as a reliable, money-saving platform
to run their business or to develop on..."