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IT-Director: Sun see no Linux push

Jan 21, 2000, 16:58 (0 Talkback[s])
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"At Sun's earnings briefing yesterday Scott McNealy allegedly said the he didn't see the company making a large Linux push, preferring instead to stick with Solaris."

"Sun has managed to avoid the onslaught of NT with considerable success. But Linux, you would have thought, would be a different proposition for Sun. Open systems, free software. Sounds rather like what Sun has been preaching for years."

"The fact is however that as yet Linux isn't up to the job that Solaris does, which gives Sun a bit of breathing space. For now, while Linux is in its relative infancy, Sun can perhaps afford to stick to its guns. But once Linux catches up, which we wholly expect it will, Sun may face a new set of dilemmas – such as how does it catch up with the Linux competition once it finally bows to the market and embraces the Linux revolution. Although perhaps Sun is already working on that?"

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