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VNUNet: SuSE Justifies Desktop Linux

Jun 12, 2003, 19:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

"Linux vendor SuSE has claimed that demand from enterprises prompted it to release a desktop product and that take-up will grow rapidly, according to chief executive Richard Seibt.

"His comments represent a direct challenge to analyst Giga Information Group, which last week asserted that even experimenting with alternatives to Windows on the desktop before 2005 could be a costly mistake.

"Speaking as the SuSE Linux Desktop for enterprises was released, Seibt told 'When asked to deliver a desktop, I didn't take it seriously for five months. But large enterprises do take it seriously...'"

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