Hosted apps give open source foothold in small firms

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| Open source software is worming its way into small firms by stealth, as
| companies increasingly rely on hosted web applications without realizing
| their open origins.
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http://www.cbronline.com/article_new...4-3C3A5FD02E7A


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Windows losing ground to Linux clients — how far off can the servers be?

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| The impact of SaaS in particular bears watching as more ISVs adopt
| on-demand approaches as their next best growth opportunity, even
| though they will still have a Windows port. SaaS, not Linux, is
| the slippery slope that will affect Microsoft most negatively
| over time. Go to SaaS fully and forget the client beneath the browser.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Gardner/?p=2490


NaviSite Hosts Microsoft-Based ISV Sandbox

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| As Microsoft tries to gain traction in the SaaS and managed services
| worlds, it needs to gain credibility for its Windows SaaS business
| application powers. Salesforce.com and NetSuite rely largely on Linux
| operating systems and Oracle database infrastructure, and Salesofrce.com
| also uses Solaris. New Microsoft arch-nemesis Google, which earns its
| millions selling ads rather than its Internet search service, is also
| Linux-focused.
|
| NaviSite, a long-time hosting partner for Microsoft, Progress Software,
| Infor and other applications, also runs applications on Solaris and
| Linux infrastructure. The company is expected to offer sandboxes in
| those environments as well.
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http://www.crn.com/sections/software...leId=193005282