Upside: Sun's Ed Zander: Seven years later
Jul 27, 2000, 12:23 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Upside:: So, setting aside your industrial
strength and comparing what's going on with Linux vs. Microsoft
"Zander: Well, I think it's an interesting
fight -- food fight. What's interesting to me is to watch Intel
(INTC), for example, adopt Linux for their client strategy and not
Microsoft. I think [it's interesting] watching Dell (DELL) announce
that their whole family of new servers is based on Linux, not
Microsoft. I was just sitting on the sidelines and watching Linux
chop away at Microsoft NT, both in desktops and in the little
embedded applications and small server applications."
"You have to understand that all our middleware, IPlanet, runs
on Linux, our Star Office runs on Linux, Java runs on Linux, all of
our Forte tools run on Linux. We just announced the new IPlanet
auctioning engine called MarketMaker, and it runs on Linux."
"So, we have a number of groups in the company that have revenue
streams and businesses based on Linux."