The Great Linux Migration: who’s made the move, why, and what’s in store for the
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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"The Linux foundation's analysis shows there to be a 'major
shift in user behaviour', indicating that organisations deploying
Linux are staying with the platform and abandoning legacy OS's when
deploying new services.
"What's more, this shift in perception in terms of business
drivers is an important one. No longer is the Linux differentiating
factor based on Open Source freedom from licensing costs. The
business community is coming to grips with the quality of the
platform's technical performance. This is due to the Linux global
development community's dedication to refining the platform and
building comparable tools and applications that run on Linux. The
developments challenge commercial products like the Microsoft
Office suite of applications."