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ComputerWorld:Linux who? Most IT folks don’t know it

“For all the attention that vendors and the media are showering
on Linux, the inexpensive – and often free – version of Unix still
is an unknown quantity among mainstream corporate IT managers in
the US, a new Computerworld US survey has revealed.”

IT managers often are the last to know when Linux has been
installed by rank-and-file engineers at a company, analysts and
Linux enthusiasts said, suggesting that actual Linux deployment is
larger than the survey indicated. But because the managers make the
spending and strategic decisions, they will need to embrace Linux
before it can become a standard.”

“The survey showed that if a company such as IBM or Microsoft
were to support Linux, IT managers would be more open to it.”


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