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ZDNet UK: SuSE Linux CEO: Europe leads desktop revolution

Jun 05, 2000, 14:07 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Europe leads the world in the desktop adoption of Linux, according to the CEO of leading German-based distributor SuSE Roland Dyroff, who spoke to ZDNet at the European Linux Conference Friday."

"Penetration of Linux has always been stronger in Europe," he says. "The US is doing some catch-up right now. The leading European Linux distribution is doing more revenue that the leading US company. If you look at where the well known developers come from...there are a lot of Europeans contributing."

"Dyroff caused controversy among advocates of the open source operating system earlier this year when he suggested that Linux was not yet ready for the desktop. At the European conference, however, Dyroff says that while there is still some way to go in this area, Linux has made significant inroads."

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