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CNET: Compaq: Big business still leery of Linux

Aug 28, 2001, 22:20 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Linux has technical strength and industry momentum, but several obstacles remain before the Unix clone will penetrate the deepest parts of corporate computing, Compaq Computer Chief Technology Officer Shane Robison said Tuesday.

"The No. 1 reason corporations are hesitant to deploy Linux in the enterprise surrounds the very nature of the open-source model," Robison said at the opening keynote address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

Specifically, corporations worry about the large number of companies and individuals responsible for various Linux components, he said. "Linux lacks a one-stop point of contact."

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