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eWEEK: Linux Desktop Due

Aug 21, 2002, 09:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Linux vendors are showing a renewed interest in developing a desktop version of the operating system to challenge Microsoft Corp. But many corporate users are simply not ready for—or not interested in—such a product.

"Red Hat Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and SuSE Linux AG each maintain there is interest in a corporate desktop offering, and all have plans or are investigating options.

"Boris Nalbach, chief technology officer for SuSE, in Nuremberg, Germany, said he sees demand for a corporate desktop, particularly in Europe. The German government is looking to implement Linux servers and desktops, while corporations are installing tens of thousands of desktop systems, Nalbach said at LinuxWorld here last week. He confirmed the company is looking at a standardized corporate desktop offering but declined to give specifics..."

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