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MacBytes
Jan 4, 2004, 01:07 AM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: In Europe, Apple Threatens Linux: Linux will continue to grow in Europe, but not without a fight. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040104020718)

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nuckinfutz
Jan 4, 2004, 01:50 AM
Let us hope so. It really depends on the Enteprise Apps that Apple is able to convince developers to bring over.

OSX Server is becoming one hell of a Server OS. Just needs a bit more sweetening and then some great apps to run and it's in business.

I look for great things to happen for Apple this year. Should be fun.

White Fire
Jan 4, 2004, 04:07 PM
The title of this guy's prediction is misleading. The only time he mentions Apple is once when he says Apple might have some good times in the European server market. He does not really mean that Apple is actually threatening Linux in any way.

This gentleman's 'predictions' are kind of silly, and definitely to be taken with a tablespoon of salt.

Sun Baked
Jan 4, 2004, 04:44 PM
Yes strange logic, decent OS which can compete with Linux.

But the system of choice for Linux administrator -- PowerMac G5.

Yes we've had a few Linux switchers, who work with it all day long and don't want to fool around at home. Same can be said for some other OS administrators.

Doesn't make Apple a Linux threat in the enterprise, since the Apple/Linux/Unix/MS choice is usually $-based -- using mystical economic formulas cooked up by the bean counters.

And those bean counters tend to look at $s spent now, and not always lifecycle costs -- which tend to implode quite messily anyways when molded into reality. Especially when dealing with the lowest bidder.