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Linux limbers up for business

roundup The promise of better reliability could persuade businesses--already eyeing the cost benefits--to switch to the open-source OS.

roundup The promise of better reliability in the upcoming Linux kernel could persuade businesses--already eyeing the cost benefits--to switch to the open-source operating system for key tasks.


As CIOs continue to express caution over Linux, it's the adoption of the 2.6 kernel that will signal the operating system's readiness for applications at the heart of businesses.
October 10, 2003


Chief information officers of some major U.S. companies say more businesses are choosing the open-source operating system as they face pressure to reduce costs.
October 10, 2003


Linus Torvalds moves the development of the upcoming 2.6 kernel of the open-source operating system to a new phase aimed solely at making the heart of the OS less likely to crash.
October 9, 2003

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