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LinuxMall.com: Linux Goes Full Out with Maxspeed

Apr 18, 2000, 22:09 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"A longtime Linux evangelist has a new home--and plans to make Linux a contender on the desktop. Maxspeed, a Palo Alto, Calif., based thin client server provider, welcomed new CTO Dave McAllister, the former director of stragtegic technology as Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) on February 2, 2000. McAllister is a strong Linux advocate and hopes to use his position at Maxspeed to help wage Linux's war on the desktop. McAllister came to Maxspeed from SGI on February 2, 2000."

"With proper direction and help from technological leaders and the community, McAllister is optmistic that Linux can achieve a 30% share of the desktop market in the next five years. "Linux's future on the desktop is one front," McAllister said. "There are many fronts to a war. The revolution is not over...."

"Linux is now running on 1-4% of desktop devices," McAllister said. "Over a five-year span, that would go to around 15-20%. With companies like Maxspeed continuing to work on desktop support, I feel that number could go to 30%."

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