May 30, 2002
Linux revival takes flight despite absence of hype
The Toronto Globe and Mail has a story kind of introducing Linux to non-believers and describing how its moving ahead these days. " But Linux's availability -- and cost -- also present problems. Companies are less likely to invest in developing something that is free and widely available and therefore may carry little market value. Jack O'Brien, a marketing manager for Sun Microsystems, says Linux players need to provide products with unique applications and distinct differences so that buyers are willing to pay for them.