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InfoWorld: Linux still not ready for desktop, says SuSE CEO

Mar 01, 2000, 20:49 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

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"DESPITE the attention it has received here at the CeBit show, even the staunchest supporters of the Linux operating system concede that it is still a niche product for the desktop market."

" 'Given the lack of applications available, we really can't claim it as being competitive on the desktop yet,' said Roland Dyroff, chief executive officer at SuSE Linux AG, in an interview with IDG News Service at CeBit."

" 'When desktop adoption does take place, it will be in large businesses, because the lack of applications won't affect them,' Dyroff said. Not only do they know exactly which applications they need, but large businesses also have the finances available to allow them to run other operating systems simultaneously, he said."

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