"GNU/Linux and open-source software have matured and attained
significant popularity within the enterprise space. GNU/Linux
already has made a showing of dominance based on empirical
indicators. For example, the Netcraft Web Server Surveys shows the
Apache server as having an installed share of 67% to 71%. Apache
has become the default Web server for Linux. The Linux desktop also
receives consideration for enterprise deployment. Anchored by
cross-platform productivity suites, such as OpenOffice.org,
StarOffice and the Mozilla FireFox browser, Linux has gained
acceptance in numerous heterogeneous environments.
"One measure of enterprise acceptance achieved by Linux is its
place among the elite operating systems produced by IBM, HP, Sun,
SGI, Microsoft and Sony. In addition, two Linux enterprise
distributions recently achieved the coveted status of Common
Criteria Certification. This certification offers governments a
high level of confidence in using Linux..."