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VNU Net: Compaq won't bet on Linux, says CEO Capellas

Feb 09, 2001, 17:59 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bryan Glick)

"Compaq is planning a series of acquisitions to boost its enterprise software and services capability - but chief executive Michael Capellas rules out Linux playing a major part in the company's high-end strategy."

"Despite claiming that Compaq hardware is the number one Linux platform, Capellas dismissed the operating system as a serious option for most companies. "We don't see Linux cannibalising Microsoft Windows at all. It will sit on the periphery replacing products such as SCO Unix," he said."

"In an apparent dig at the $1 billion IBM is spending on Linux, Capellas said: "It will take a huge investment to make Linux into an enterprise solution. We don't believe that's the way to go."

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