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ZDNet UK: Eye2Eye: Dirk Hohndel of SuSE Linux, Part II

Mar 16, 2000, 19:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Will Knight)

"Dirk Hohndel, chief technology officer with SuSE Linux, talks about Intel's Trillium project, the advent of 64-bit computing and the paradigm shift that open source represents. This exclusive Eye2Eye interview with ZDNet's Will Knight, concludes today...."

"How do you see Window 2000 affecting the position of Linux in the server market?"

"I see Windows 2000 as a big chance. If you look at the administration interface, everything changes. Many old applications don't work anymore. So, if a company is considering moving to Windows 2000, they're considering retraining their staff... moving to new applications. That is the point in time when we need to talk to them. If they want to move to Windows 2000, they can move to Linux. We have, I think, for many people, a much more attractive offering here. I view 2000 as a big opportunity for us."

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