June 3, 2002
Linux becomes a workhorse
NWfusion.com reports on many large corporate IT departments now using Linux as the cornerstone operating system for core business applications. "This role-change for Linux was spurred partly by large server vendors such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, IBM and NEC, which have become Linux's biggest cheerleaders. While the goal of these companies ultimately is to sell a lot of Linux, the vendors also are involved in the development and strengthening of Linux for use with large-scale enterprise applications."