January 26, 2001

The penguin gets serious

Author: JT Smith

The Economist says: "Linux, the free computer operating
system developed by thousands of
volunteers collaborating over the
Internet, is still not taken very
seriously in corporate circles. It is
used for niche tasks, such as running
web servers, but it is generally
deemed to be too immature for the
most demanding environments, such as
heavy-duty database systems. Recent
events, however, suggest that
Linux-whose mascot is a cheerful
penguin-may have outgrown the commune
of its birth."

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