Depending on who you listen to, Linux in the enterprise is either an IT savior or something best left for tasks that are not among the most
mission-critical. No less an authority than Gartner recommends that Linux be restricted to peripheral applications and low-end infrastructure tasks
like Web servers, proxy servers, and caching servers. But an increasing amount of enterprise application vendors are selling and supporting versions
that run on Linux.
October 3, 2003