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Globe and Mail: Don't Be Afraid: Linux is Good for You

Aug 01, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Now, many executives face big Linux investment decisions. This is not always easy. Linux has inspired myths of fear, uncertainty and doubt. Myths often contain a kernel of truth. Let's take a look.

"Myth: Linux is a religious movement based on idealism and missionary zeal.

"Reality: Linux zealotry exists. But hard-nosed executives at Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle have committed big parts of their corporate futures to Linux. Sun, a Linux loser, now sells computers with Linux built in. IBM dumped a once-proud legacy of home-grown operating systems in favour of this upstart. Such choices rely on economics, not zealotry..."

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