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Inter@ctive Investor: Can Linux boost growth-impaired SGI?

Jan 25, 2000, 13:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

"... to keep investors interested until it puts up better numbers, SGI is hoping to hitch its stock to the Linux bandwagon."

"The numbers, however, don't lie. SGI said fiscal 2000 third quarter sales will be about $600 million with a small loss..."

"That's where Linux -- the alternative open source operating system that's giving Microsoft fits -- comes in... Bishop hopes a Linux-operated "cluster" computer built with 16 next-generation Intel... chips will boost SGI's prospects. SGI also plans to offer Linux on the desktop and to its core customers."

"At the moment, Linux revenue is fundamentally trivial," said Bishop..."

"A year from now, Bishop said Linux could account for 10 percent of sales."

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