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Feb 27, 1999, 23:40 (1 Talkback[s])

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A recent survey found heavy Linux usage.

  • Article 1:

    "A strong majority of resellers responding to a recent CRN spot survey said Linux would be a viable alternative to Windows in the enterprise market within the next 12 months. The results were similar when CRN asked resellers about the availability of Linux vs. Windows in the small- and midsize-company market; again, a substantial majority answered in the affirmative."

  • Article 2:

    "Resellers agree that two factors-open source code and cheaper cost-are key selling points for Linux against other operating systems, according to the results of a recent CRN spot survey. Fifty-four percent of responding resellers cited one of these two factors. Another 8 percent said the key selling point for Linux was that it is a better operating system for the Internet."

  • Article 3:

    "Half of resellers responding to a recent CRN spot survey on Linux said their customers' interest in the free operating system had either "increased sharply" or "increased modestly" over the past three months. Only 3 percent of responding resellers said their customers' interest in Linux had declined."