Storage Supersite: Fighting SCO Fear and Loathing at LinuxWorld
Posted on: 08/07/2003 06:04 PM

Ignore the rah-rah speeches to the crowds of Linux faithful. Storage Supersite Editor David Morgenstern says that the Linux battleground has moved to small and mid-size businesses, where .Net development is a flashpoint.

SAN FRANCISCO-The floor of a technology trade show is perhaps the worst place in the world for dispassionate evaluation of a market. This was especially true at this year's LinuxWorld as developers (and most users) put aside the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the future of the platform engendered by the SCO licensing brouhaha .

Despite the cheerleading from executives, that FUD may ripple for a long while through the small and mid-size business market, giving Microsoft an edge. Linux advocates hope that significant investment in the space may prove an antidote.

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