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Computerworld.NZ: Money in Linux for Tools Vendor

Aug 07, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"There is money to be made in Linux, says a longtime senior staffer for development tools company Borland.

"The open-source operating system is going to be around for a long time, says David Intersimone, who has been at the company for 17 of its 20 years, and Borland is one of the few 'identifiable' vendors supporting it, which gives its customers a certain piece of mind. That's why people choose Red Hat, he says: its training and support.

"Small and medium-sized firms 'who can't afford a very expensive Sun tower' are using Linux, he says, and a lot of large mobile and wireless providers are keen on Linux in their infrastructure because they have built Java into their phones..."

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