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Sep 29, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What will be the most important enterprise Linux technology development in the next six months?

"Pete Marshall: The new Linux 2.6 kernel brings Linux maturity to the server level. The Linux 2.6 kernel provides significant enhancements that provide added scalability and options for IT managers to deploy Linux more easily in industrial-strength, multi-processor systems. As such, organizations will continue to migrate Linux to 64-bit systems to support enterprise tasks.

"IT managers now have an added comfort level in migrating Linux to multi-processor environments and assume some of the heavy lifting in transactional processing. Multi-processor support for Linux eases an IT manager's ability to use Linux in core enterprise applications. Linux, for example, can be especially suited for real-time transactions such as commodities trading, order fulfillment, and CRM applications..."

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