March 14, 2001

Commentary: Linux faces the law of capitalism

Author: JT Smith

A Gartner analyst, writing on CNet says the Linux market is facing an economic downturn separating the strong companies from the weak. "Gartner has always advised companies to proceed cautiously in the face
of the enormous hype. But Linux enthusiasm is not fading away entirely -- although it's probably
quickly approaching the 'trough of disillusionment' in the Gartner Hype Cycle. Some
reassessment of where Linux really fits into an enterprise's IT infrastructure was inevitable."


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