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InfoWorld: Interview: Intel President Embraces Linux--Kind Of

Nov 15, 2002, 17:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

[ Thanks to Peter Frandsen for this link. ]

"As president and chief operating officer of Intel, Paul Otellini oversees the day-to-day running of the largest manufacturer of PC chips in the world. Alongside Microsoft, his company rode two decades of PC industry growth to become arguably the most successful company in Silicon Valley...

"Otellini was a keynote speaker at the OracleWorld conference here this week, where Oracle is pushing clusters of Intel-based servers running Linux as the most cost-effective way to run its database. He talked to IDG News Service about a potentially bright future for the open-source OS, but seemed wary of offending Intel's longtime partner, Microsoft, in the process.

"IDGNS: We're hearing a lot from Oracle this week about the advantages of running its software on Intel-based servers running Linux and the potential cost savings there for customers. What's your prognosis for Linux over the next year, and what sort of an opportunity does it present for Intel?

"Otellini: Oracle is working with a variety of operating systems. They've demonstrated HP-UX results we saw here today, Linux, and Windows as well. We work with Oracle principally because they are multi-OS, that's one of the advantages..."

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