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NetworkWorldFusion: What Users Want from Linux

Oct 22, 2003, 19:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"Enhanced system management capabilities, better security, support for third-party drivers and more unity among the various distributions top user wish lists when it comes to Linux. They also would like to see more of their peers embrace the open source operating system as it evolves into a platform capable of supporting even the most-critical layers in the data center.

"'One of the biggest hurdles that Linux has to overcome to be a bigger player in the enterprise is FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt],' says Timothy Kennedy, a senior projects engineer at content-services firm YellowBrix in Alexandria, Va. 'As Linux continues to prove itself in the enterprise, corporations are becoming more confident of the performance and savings that Linux offers. And with corporate support available [from companies like Dell, HP and IBM], it provides some peace of mind...'"

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