Bidding on Linux

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| And this auction, like all the others her father and his fellow auctioneers
| have held for the past four years, will run on Linux. In the company's
| cramped mail room, Murphy proudly points to a metal rack sitting in a corner
| behind the copier. It holds two computers that run Linux, the software
| program that has taken the computing world by storm. Since 1996 -- long
| before most people had ever heard of it -- James G. Murphy Co. has been using
| Linux to run its auctions. Today the company uses the program to run almost
| its entire business.
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http://technology.inc.com/managing/a...006/19382.html


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Next Gen, Mission-Critical Apps To Be Deployed on Linux Says Report

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| By now it should be obvious to even the most casual industry observers
| that Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general -
| have reached critical marketplace mass. Recent Linux deals and
| announcements by Oracle and Microsoft have only reinforced the "open
| source is enterprise-grade" message that IBM, Unisys and other "Master
| Brand" hardware, software and services vendors have been preaching for
| years. In short, open source, especially Linux, is becoming "legitimized"
| by the major vendors for enterprise environments, and user executives
| are more than happy to believe them.
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http://www.linuxelectrons.com/News/R...ux_Says_Report


CIO study finds Linux ready for prime-time

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| The company predicts a steep rise: only 18 percent of businesses
| will be using Linux in business-critical roles by the end of 2007.
|
| "Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general
| - have reached critical marketplace mass," said the study's authors,
| Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee of Saugatuck Research.
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...SS&NewsID=7681