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Upside: Sun's Ed Zander: Seven years later

Jul 27, 2000, 12:23 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patti Ziemke)

"Upside:: So, setting aside your industrial strength and comparing what's going on with Linux vs. Microsoft ..."

"Zander: Well, I think it's an interesting fight -- food fight. What's interesting to me is to watch Intel (INTC), for example, adopt Linux for their client strategy and not Microsoft. I think [it's interesting] watching Dell (DELL) announce that their whole family of new servers is based on Linux, not Microsoft. I was just sitting on the sidelines and watching Linux chop away at Microsoft NT, both in desktops and in the little embedded applications and small server applications."

"You have to understand that all our middleware, IPlanet, runs on Linux, our Star Office runs on Linux, Java runs on Linux, all of our Forte tools run on Linux. We just announced the new IPlanet auctioning engine called MarketMaker, and it runs on Linux."

"So, we have a number of groups in the company that have revenue streams and businesses based on Linux."

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