ServerWatch: From the Data Center to the Desktop: Linux Grows Up
Nov 04, 2003, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In the 12 years since Linus Torvalds posted to Usenet about his
free operating system that was '(just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones...,' Linux has moved
from the basement to the board room and in the process most likely
made itself a permanent fixture in the server room.
"Linux has also matured from a robust adolescence, a time when
those in the server room had those in the board room convinced that
it had the potential to be everything for everybody, to being known
for being highly effective in certain conditions, such as those
that benefit from scaling out, yet less desirable in others, such
as those that require scaling up.
"So what is the state of Linux in the enterprise, circa