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WideOpenNews: Linux Drives Into Ecommerce

Jan 24, 2000, 07:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Krueger)

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"Linux is just getting started in the market. The opportunities are immense -- and so are the challenges."

"Linux has proven itself as a Web server operating system. Ecommerce is an obvious next step. And plenty of Linux-related companies are targeting this potentially lucrative market. How successful will they be?..."

"Linux vendors are counting on attracting a lot more companies like eToys, one of the biggest ecommerce sites to include Linux in its back shop operations. Kayne Grau, director of technical services for the online toy store, calls Linux "the best choice for the overall market today." He appreciates the flexibility it offers in modifying eToys' army of Web servers. Maintaining good security is another big plus, he says. "You can fix holes in a heartbeat," says Grau."

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