As delegates from the open source world descend on New York’s LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week, at least one investor is eyeing-up desktop Linux.
Azure Capital Partners is beginning to look at the possibility of funding companies supplying or supporting Linux and open source desktop software.
Venture partner Larry Augustin, former VA Linux Inc CEO, believes Linux desktop software is maturing while decisions from the likes of the Government of Munich and Israel to stop buying Microsoft in favor of Linux finally provide vital customer proof points.
We look for segments in which to invest. The desktop is a segment we expect to do that in during the next year, Augustin told ComputerWire.
Augustin’s words appear to lend weight to the prediction that 2004 will see increasing industry interest and slow uptake of desktop Linux. The software stack has, so far failed to live-up to the market expectations and potential of its server cousin.
This article is based on material originally published by ComputerWire