October 24, 2003

Linux: Not always the best IT answer?

Here was a speaker at a Linux enterprise conference telling the audience that Linux isn't the best choice for
every IT need.

Linux and other open-source software products in many cases may not offer the highest-quality choice available to enterprises, and proprietary
software isn't evil, said Jonathan Eunice, president and principal analyst at Illuminata Inc., an IT research and consultancy group in Nashua, N.H.

But enterprises looking to tweak the code of the software they run and avoid "entanglement costs" associated with vendors who may not listen to their
needs may want to consider open-source software, he said, speaking at the Enterprise Linux Forum in Washington yesterday.

Link: computerworld.com


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