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eWeek: Linux Report: The Year in Review

Feb 05, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"By 2007, we said one year ago, 'No one will be fired for recommending Linux.' Shortening our own timeline by four years, we suggest that an IT buyer might already be fired today for failing to consider Linux. That's a small step but one of Neil Armstrong caliber.

"At the end of 2001, Sun's Linux director, Herb Hinstorff, was deprecating Linux as an enterprise platform, saying, 'Users who buy our systems are free to put Linux on it, but we're not seeing demand.' Before 2002 was out, Sun was shipping its own Linux distribution, and CEO Scott McNealy was saying that Sun software would soon be available in open-source and enterprise-supported versions—a promise fulfilled with LinuxWorld announcements including Linux versions of Sun ONE Application Server and Directory Server..."

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