The Gartner Group, the well known consulting and analyst firm, is analyzing Linux progress and future. Interesting read, as it offers explanations behind IBM’s $1 billion investement on Linux among other information. Our Take: We don’t know what the future holds, but there is a new Linux kernel just released (2.4.13) while SuSE is to start shipping its new, SuSE Linux 7.3 distribution in the United States and North America today.
What’s the Future of Linux?
2001-10-24 Linux 3 Comments
It’s kind of obvious why IBM is interested in Linux. They did Linux running in VM so now you can easily replace a farm of Linux boxes with one mainframe.
That’s the beauty of VM – you can have yout Linux server whenever you need it,
it takes about 30 minutes to create a new Linux VM on mainframe.
And on the other side IBM did Linux watch, don’t know what distribution they used ;-).
I read Garter Group analysis (linked above) wondering what they had to say. Many enterprise rely on their reports to make decisions, and I always thought that they were biased and always favor M$ products (IMHO). But has I read their article, I found that it seems quite old. It doesn’t relate to the actual kernel 2.4.x capability. This is misinformation on their part when they say that linux doesn’t scale well (today) beyond 4 CPUs. That might be true a year and a half back, but not today.
I guesd they haven’t seen a 16-way DEC/COMPAQ server lately with linux installed performing rendering… they should, I think.
Not that we need any fresh heros. http://www.scaredcity.com>We been BugWear LieSense free for several years now, & couldn’t like it more. In fact, it feels REAL good, not paying a phreaking dime to the felonious kingdumb. Plus, we don’t have to deal with all that ViWorm/mail bomb crud. Long live Linus. Developer LieSense fees? You’re kidding? Fud is dead.