"It seems there is still some confusion out there in
terms of the viability of Linux and open source. Are those
technologies truly ready for prime time?
"Stan Dolberg: Linux definitely is. Linux as an operating system
is now in widespread use. It started in universities and then it
proliferated into the scientific and engineering space to support
clustering. And now you can buy Oracle on Linux, you can buy SAP on
Linux. You can buy all kinds of commercial software on Linux.
People are migrating off Windows and Unix and all variants of those
to get to the lower cost hardware that you can run Linux on. So
there is no question about Linux..."