"AlwaysOn: Speaking of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer
recently admitted that the thing that keeps him up at night is
"Adkins: That's not surprising. I think the
Microsoft model will be under continued pressure, given that there
are viable alternatives. And Linux is a very viable alternative. It
has continued to mature in its capabilities and how it participates
end-to-end in the IT infrastructure. A lot of it started off as
applications on the end of the network, like firewalls. Then it
started to move into the application tier, and now we're beginning
to see Linux running heavy transactional-based applications. So it
continues to mature..."
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