PLEASE NOTE: This page is maintained for historical purposes only. It is no longer being actively updated.
I began this work back in February 1998 when there were very few sites advocating the use of Linux in the corporate world. For roughly two and a half years, I tried to supply information which would feed the adoption of Linux in the business during a time when the "common wisdom" proclaimed that Linux would never become viable in business. Thankfully, my voice is now one of a great many instead of one of a very few.
Sometimes, it's darn good to realize that you're obsolete because you've accomplished what you set out to do. In my case, the task was to get people to take Linux and Open Source seriously in business. If you're not taking them seriously today, look out. Linux and Open Source have many real business advantages -- and these days, it is likely that your competition is paying attention, even if you are not. Do you really want to give them that advantage?
To see my more recent opinions on Linux in the corporate world, check out my bibliography for many of the articles I've written on the subject, including my columns for InfoWorld and Processor magazines, and my weekly appearances on The Linux Show webcast.
-- Russell Pavlicek
One of my articles appears in the November 1998 edition of Linux Journal. It's called "The Quick Road to an Intranet Web Server."
Want to try Linux/Alpha without breaking your bank account? Check out my article in the August 1998 edition of the Linux Gazette called "Personal Linux/Alpha System: 64 bits for Under $500."
An Alpha-based Linux Supercomputer ranks in the top 500 supercomputers worldwide! And, it only cost $150K! Read about it here.
Linux at the US Postal Service! It's true! Check out Linux is reading your mail.
My current bibliography is online here.
Corporate Linux is a reality! Datapro's 1997 International User Ratings Survey of UNIX and NT ranks Linux as the 4th most used Unix in large corporations worldwide! This represents a jump from 7th last year.
Heck, EVEN MICROSOFT USES IT!
How big is the Linux market? Red Hat's Sizing the Linux Market gives the newest estimates. Their belief: 7.5 million Linux users worldwide!
Red Hat 5.0 Named Infoworld 1997 Network Operating System of the Year! I guess winning Desktop Operating System of the Year last year wasn't enough!
Who says Linux isn't supported? The Linux community was named Infoworld 1997 Support Organization of the Year! And that doesn't even include the formal support channels at Red Hat and Caldera.
Check out my first article, published in the Linux Gazette webzine: Confessions of a Former VMS Junkie: One Techie's Journey to Linux.
Linux/Alpha Saves the Titanic! Learn why Digital Domain used more Linux than NT or Digital Unix to create the movie Titanic. Click here for the full scoop!
Linux is a freely available Unix clone operating system that is changing the computing world from the bottom up!
Linux has gone from a mere concept in 1991 to a full, rich, dependable workhorse in just 7 years! Current estimates are that 6 to 10 million or more computers run Linux -- and the number is no where near a plateau.
Linux/Alpha-related Linux Pages:
Information for the New Linux User:
Linux Distributions Pages:
Linux in the Media:
Check out the Linux News for the Corporate World.
Whitepapers and reports to understand Linux and the Marketplace
Linux Journal Articles:
Boardwatch Articles (Linux Redux):
Linux Software Locations [just a few of the many available]:
Some Newsgroups and Forums of Note:
Linux Points of Interest:
Worldwide Listings of www.linux.country:
... as if I'm not annoying enough without having to LOOK at me, too!
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