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CRN: Waiting For Windows 2000

Jul 20, 1999, 16:45 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"Despite its strong channel presence, Microsoft Corp.'s quest to decimate Unix and Linux will not be a breeze."

"The company's Windows 2000 server lineup, which is now expected to trickle into the market during the fourth quarter and first quarter of 2000, will be met with new competition both from Unix vendors out to protect their transactional turf and from Linux vendors out to exploit the emergence of E-commerce applications and Web hosting, sources said."

"While Unix is a threat on the high end, Linux could be a challenge at lower levels, VARs said. 'There's a very critical challenge from Linux. Demand from our customers for Linux for hosting Web sites continues to increase and we've received more orders than we can handle,' said Steven Lee, vice president of marketing for SW Technology, Richardson, Texas."

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