TITLE

Linux In The Datacenter

AUTHOR(S)
Mancill, Tony
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on Linux computer operating system that is a viable option for most IT projects. Linux has lost its "geeks only" reputation as it has gained maturity. Traditional hardware platforms and commercial software are also in mature cycles. Most of the new development horizons, including Web services, Java Virtual Machines and other decoupled, distributed environments, are already at home with Linux and open source. Although Linux has been the most inclusive of operating systems when it comes to supporting various processor architectures, it benefits greatly from this consolidation. Focusing in on the Intel and AMD offerings, there is still a choice of brands, but only maybe a half dozen different motherboard chipsets under the hood. The advantage for Linux here is that the old difficulties with getting driver support for thinly distributed silicon are largely gone. On the other hand, chipset revisions occur ever more frequently. These chipset revisions are incremental, so they don't disrupt either closed source or open source operating system developers the way they once did. INSET: A Brief Look Back.
ACCESSION #
16971667

 

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