April 30, 2001

Linux: A story of hype

Author: JT Smith

32BitsOnline.com: "Let's face it, Linux will never replace Windows. There was a lot of hope that Linux would even make a mark in the enterprise. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening. Large companies like the fact that Windows comes with Bill Gates. If I were the CIO of a large firm, I would sleep better knowing that I could shift blame to Bill Gates. Wouldn't you? It's nice to know that I can have access to Linux's source code, but without someone to whom I can shift blame, I would not want my organization to have to suffer through the task of testing a, well, untested operating system." Update: Tech author Tom Adelstein has written an open letter to the author of this piece - check it out, at Linux Today.


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