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siliconvalley.internet.com: Sun Appears to Wholly Embrace Linux

Feb 07, 2002, 17:29 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)
Looking to dispel what it affirms are false notions about it's philosophy on Linux, Sun Microsystems Inc., led by President and COO Ed Zander, held a conference call early Thursday morning before its analyst conference in San Francisco to discuss its future plans for the open-source operating system.

Zander did not delve into specifics much because, he admitted, Sun didn't have all that much specific to talk about in terms of new technologies and partnerships, but he did say that his company's entire line will be offered with Linux in coming months and years.

"Linux is expanding the Unix market," Zander said. "We don't want it to fragment... People don't realize how much we've done with Linux and our purpose here is to state our business strategy with Solaris and Linux because there has been a lot in the media that has been incorrect..."

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