Linux concerns linger


Linux concerns linger

Cliff Saran
Users are happy to run Linux for web-facing applications, but uncertainties are holding back complex enterprise deployments, analyst firm Gartner has found.

Gartner surveyed investment banks in Europe, North America and Australia. They said Linux required a lot of effort and expense to deploy and support, and voiced concerns about the role of Linux distributors. Although distributors were seen as operating system experts, banks said they pre- ferred to rely on to platform suppliers such as IBM, Sun and HP.

Investment banks tend to be early adopters of technology, and their use of Linux could be an indicator of what other users can expect, said Gartner.

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