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Silicon.com: Customers tell Sybase 'we don't want Linux'

Aug 07, 2000, 04:11 (22 Talkback[s])
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"Sybase will not be incorporating Linux into its internet application product range in a move that runs contrary to current industry trends and to the company's overall strategy."

"The move comes after a trial run failed to grab customer interest."

"Alan McGuire, US product manager for Sybase internet applications division, explained that a beta product delivered to 100 large customers produced indifferent results...."

"Clive Longbottom, an analyst with research house Strategy Partners, agreed that there was a lack of interest in Linux among corporate customers, but warned that a complete disregard for the non-proprietary system could leave the Sybase division lagging behind its competitors."

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