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Computerworld: Linux: Not Always the Best IT Answer?

Oct 27, 2003, 14:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Here was a speaker at a Linux enterprise conference telling the audience that Linux isn't the best choice for every IT need.

"Linux and other open-source software products in many cases may not offer the highest-quality choice available to enterprises, and proprietary software isn't evil, said Jonathan Eunice, president and principal analyst at Illuminata Inc., an IT research and consultancy group in Nashua, N.H.

"But enterprises looking to tweak the code of the software they run and avoid 'entanglement costs' associated with vendors who may not listen to their needs may want to consider open-source software, he said, speaking at the Enterprise Linux Forum in Washington yesterday..."

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