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internetnews.com: Penguin Leaders Scale Up, Spread Out

Aug 04, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik summed up the feeling of most enterprise Linux vendors this week when asked to describe the current state of the sector.

"'I scoff at the idea that the software is dead,' Szulik said during his keynote to LinuxWorld attendees here. 'One year from now, when we look back and note that we are looking at a different venue for Linux. We are seeing different forms of security. We are seeing 32-node and 64-node clustering. We are now starting to see a Linux operating system that can run on nine different architectures and manage thousands of machines.'

"Szulik's sentiments ring true for the Raleigh, N.C.-based Linux vendor and a random sampling of its rivals. The enterprise Linux space is not dealing with the same issues: the 2.6 kernel is coming, and integration is imminent; acquisitions--or rumors of acquisitions--barely register; even the fear of lawsuits from SCO Group seems to have subsided..."

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