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TechWeb: Will Sun Take The Linux Plunge?

Jan 30, 2001, 22:08 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barbara Darrow)

"For Linux, the next frontier is the enterprise."

"And while it has many powerful backers in that market -- from IBM and Hewlett-Packard to Dell and Computer Associates -- one big question mark remains: Sun Microsystems."

"The server powerhouse has been ambiguous and ambivalent about Linux, observers said. To date, Sun has pledged to support the GNOME graphical user interface and released StarOffice code to the masses, and so on. People can even download some distributions of Linux for UltraSPARC from its website. Sun, however, has stopped short of making Linux available on its machines."

"But now that the new Linux 2.4 kernel is expected to scale up the operating system to support higher levels of multiprocessing, observers said, Sun needs to better outline its Linux stance."

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