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VARBusiness: Linux Nudges Into Storage

Jun 23, 1999, 23:58 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

Thanks to David S for this link.

"No longer a hacker's OS, Linux is the latest request from VARs and vendors."

"Things have changed in the past three or four months," says Darrin Johnson, engineering manager at Adaptec Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based maker of storage hardware. "Today, it's not just the customers requesting support for Linux. It's the OEMs as well. We've had requests from all our top OEMs that we support Linux."

"Linux is no longer a hacker's OS. Most of today's Linux users are meeting real needs in their enterprises, rather than experimenting with a free OS. Linux installations aren't necessarily small, either. Linux is actually at its weakest as a desktop OS and is much more popular as a server OS, often for applications that require huge amounts of storage."

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