That's a bit of a generalization. One business that I know runs Linux is
Red Hat, of course. And yes, they use CRM, etc software, w/ Oracle
backend. (: So, while a lot of businesses might not run Linux, it is not
correct to say that it doesn't happen. (:
On Sun, 18 Mar 2001, Adam Rifkin wrote:
> Duncan wrote:
> > Naturally the reverse law applies, unless you're the OS guy, you cant
> > anything at all for such things... and since linux is free, well... have a
> > nice time running all those expensive IM servers Bill. *chuckles*
> Businesses will not run Linux because the client apps for their Enterprise
> Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain
> Management, Procurement, Sales Force Automation, and Human Resource
> software doesn't run on Linux. Period.
> Microsoft's Windows Platforms products include primarily Windows 98, Windows
> Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Workstation, and Windows NT
> Server; last QUARTER just from those products alone according to the 10-Q,
> took in revenue of $2.31 BILLION -- more than the market caps of all the
> companies combined.
> Chuckle all you want, Duncan. Bill is having a GREAT time running all those
> IM servers.
> The last 12 months have been ugly indeed. Since March 2000, $3.5 trillion
> worth of market capitalization has vaporized from the Nasdaq alone. Poof!
> Where once stood a stock market worth $6.7 trillion now stands one valued at
> $3.2 trillion... Intel, together with Cisco, JDS Uniphase (JDSU) , Microsoft
> (MSFT) and Oracle (ORCL) , are worth $1 trillion less than they were a year
> ago. That's more than five times the total capital raised in all the IPOs
> and venture deals in 2000 combined.
> -- http://www.thestandard.com/article/display/0,1151,22757,00.html
-- "Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." --Doris Lessing, British writer
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