Stories by P.J. Connolly and Kevin Railsback

Linux Entices IBM, Oracle

The growing acceptance of Linux as an enterprise OS has captured the attention of consumers and market giants alike. Until recently, Linux was seen primarily as a developer's tool. Now it's increasingly common to see it doing heavy lifting alongside OSes from industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. In reaction to this trend, both Oracle and IBM have decided to embrace the platform and get in on the Linux action. This could mean big things for the OS: Support from two such influential companies surely will make Linux a more tangible and widespread option for businesses.