CNET News: The Other Linux
Aug 14, 2003, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
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"Richard Seibt once had the unenviable task of managing IBM's
OS/2 business in an ultimately losing battle against Microsoft for
the hearts and minds of computer users.
"Through one of history's quirks, Seibt again finds himself in a
mano-a-mano struggle against Windows--but this time he heads SuSE,
a company whose operating system is causing major headaches for the
folks up in Redmond.
"In late spring, SuSE was selected by the city of Munich in a
much-publicized and rare defeat for Microsoft, which actually came
in with a lower bid. Whether Munich was a harbinger or a one-off
example of the vagaries of IT decision making, it was seized upon
by open-source proponents as a big victory for their side..."