November 2, 2001
Linux adoption stories not what they seem
Author: JT Smith
WinInfo: "Some high-profile Linux adoption stories have circulated lately that feature companies such as Amazon and Intel espousing the wonders of the open-source solution. One crucial fact these stories don't reveal, however, is that these Linux adoptions are replacing proprietary and expensive versions of UNIX, not Windows. And as both Amazon and Intel are quick to point out, neither company has even considered replacing Windows boxes with Linux." One might also say that they never even considered replacing UNIX boxen with Linux.