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Linux in the Enterprise

By  and Dan Mcdaniel and Dan Mcdaniel


systems. ” Open systems are characterized by non-proprietary interfaces and protocols, and the use of standards that have been adopted by recognized standards bodies. SEI further states that, Open Systems promise the faster and more economical development of high-quality systems that are technologically up-to-date. An open systems approach is important to advancing the causes of acquisition efficiency and system interoperability. UNIX systems have long promoted open standards. Indeed, many of today’s accepted standards grew up in a UNIX environment. Linux, as a member of the family of UNIX-like operating systems, takes standards compliance and openness to a new level. While the various varieties of UNIX are all closed to some degree, Linux is completely open — both in the standards it supports and in the operating system itself. While there are some other fully open UNIX systems available (FreeBSD, OpenBSD), none of them are as well-positioned as Linux. Today, Linux is the only fully open operating system with the momentum and the vendor backing to warrant consideration as a platform for enterprise-class applications

Topics: Initial release
Year: 2011
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