The Linux love affair: Will users ever be able to commit?


Author: JT Smith

“Linux, an open-source Unix cousin, has captured a lot attention from many of technology’s most powerful
juggernauts. The Linux operating system is used in systems ranging from personal digital assistants (PDAs) and
Tivos (digital VCR-like machines) to IBM mainframes and supercomputers. Last year, IBM pledged to spend $1
billion on Linux and offers Linux on all of its servers. Big Blue along with Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Computer
Associates is backing the non-profit Open Source Development Lab. The Lab is charged with helping to bring
enterprise class enhancements to Linux and other open-source software.

Why then are IT shops taking a go-slow approach?” Read the full article at


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