The Register: McNealy: Microsoft Needs Sun to Beat IBM and Red Hat
Oct 06, 2004, 19:30 (38 Talkback[s])
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"Whatever pleasantries once existed between Sun Microsystems and
Red Hat have vanished. This won't come as a shock to many of you.
The companies have been jawing in the press for some time. The
extent, however, of Sun's loathing for Red Hat is more profound
than many imagine, with Sun's CEO Scott McNealy largely confirming
a shared attack with Microsoft against the Linux vendor.
"McNealy speaking here yesterday at a Northwestern University
event on entrepreneurship let the anti-Red Hat venom spurt. The
exec rightly presented Red Hat as a serious threat and said Sun has
no ill feelings about attacking an open source vendor. This message
resonated in a room filled with money-hungry MBAs..."