[clug] Enterprise Linux use

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Tue Oct 12 08:14:44 MDT 2010

On Tue, 12 Oct 2010, Randall Crook wrote:

> Linux is actually penetrating more than you might think.

Absolutely.  I still hear people talk about Linux 'breaking into the 
enterprise'.  Linux (often RHEL) is already one of the core OSes used 
within large organisations.

Solaris admin used to be my most marketable OS skill.  These days I get 
far more interest in my Linux experience (16 years and counting).  The 
change seemed to occur around 2005.

> True, it's fairly specialised equipment the linux is being used with but
> with the uncertainty Oracle has made over Sun and Solaris, the movement
> to Linux is accelerating.

Definitely.  A lot of big players support Linux these days afterall.

> In my previous job the movement towards linux had also began. So its not
> isolated. I think resistance is ebbing. All in all, the future is not
> as bleek as you might think.

The present and future of Linux is bright.



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