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InfoWorld: Sun to Shed Light on Desktop Linux Plans

Sep 17, 2002, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems is expected to unveil a Frankenstein-like desktop Linux strategy this week, combining various software elements developed in-house or by open-source community projects and third-party vendors.

"Sun's desktop Linux play, which will be spelled out Wednesday at the start of its SunNetwork conference here, marks another shift for the Santa Clara, Calif., company as it battles industry leader Microsoft for the hearts and minds of corporate users...

"It's still not clear, for example, if its Linux play will be for desktop computers or more powerful workstation clients. But what does appear certain is that its target audience, at least initially, is in the workplace and not the home..."

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