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Tech Perspective: Built-to-order Linux

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VA Linux Systems has announced a new build-to-order software service model for Linux server configurations. The service will allow users to customize server configurations, and it includes a choice of hundreds of applications and a variety of hardware configurations. Do you think this new service will make Linux more attractive to enterprise users? With so many options, do you think that users will be able to maintain consistency with hardware configurations, operating systems, and application releases? How do you feel about using Linux servers? What specific server requirements are you looking for? Do you believe this configuration service will make Linux viable for large deployments? You can read the related Gartner article, which will be posted 3 A.M. Monday, at http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00220001204ggp01.htm.

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Once upon a time open source was the way to
go, until someone saw the potential to put it
into a mapped environment, like Unix. And for
that someone else saw the potential to insert
channels and a gui and viola, Windows! While
this has all proven to fire imagination or to
get resources in-line to generate revenue, it
has moved away from open-source and left most
of us wondering how it all got started. Linux
represents the roots planted so long ago that
can once again grow a vibrant, healthy OS for
everyone [ does this sound like something out
of TRON? if it does, pardon me . . ] without
restrictions !! What a concept !!!! Hackers
everywhere like the sound of this, and there
are even administrators who applaud the idea
and wonder what took so long. Give 'em room,
they will make something absolutely cool that
anyone can use to do most anything they want!
Gates may have shown the way to make it all a
means to an end, Linux can show everyone that
the end of that is just a beginning . . . . .

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