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Forbes: PeopleSoft Jumps On The Linux Train

May 06, 2003, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa DiCarlo)

"Apparently convinced that Linux presents a real business opportunity, PeopleSoft today said that by year's end, every one of its 170 business applications will run on the free Linux operating system. The move will eventually open up a new revenue stream for the software firm, which stung investors in the first quarter with a 40% shortfall in new software license revenue.

"PeopleSoft until now had developed software only for Unix and Windows systems. But with Unix on the wane and customers unwilling to spend big dollars on much of anything, Linux presents an opportunity.

"Customers want to 'leverage the cost effectiveness of Linux and deploy it on low-cost hardware,' says David Sayed, a PeopleSoft manager..."

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