WSJ: Linux Gains Respectability

The public version of the Wall Street Journal has an article on how Linux is becoming respectable and is one of only 2 server operating systems that are gaining market share. The other is Windows 2000. Not a lot new here if you are familiar with Linux, however, it is another blip on the radar of success and is peppered with the names of big companies that are using Linux. ‘…a maturing Linux is starting to be used by major companies to run key businesses. Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Amerada Hess Corp. are using Linux-based supercomputers to sift through seismic data, hunting for undersea oil. Home Depot Inc. is starting to roll out Linux-based kiosks and point-of-sale systems in a project that will involve installing 90,000 terminals at all of its home-improvement stores…’

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