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Gartner: Increased Support Provides a Security Blanket for Linux

Oct 15, 1999, 14:42 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Torrey Webb)

"As users become receptive to the positive aspects of simple and efficient software components and welcome the growing pool of open source, there should be beneficial Linux fallout.

"The Linux opportunity is a fortunate convergence of good timing and new opportunities driven by the Internet. The uncertainty surrounding Microsoft's ability to deliver timely improvements, OS stability, scalability and availability, coupled with the broadening pervasiveness of Web applications has opened "back-door" opportunities for Linux, said George Weiss, GartnerGroup vice president and research director..."

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