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ZDNet: Sunny Scott seems cloudy about Linux

Dec 14, 2000, 22:05 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer F. Katt)

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"Spencer wondered why Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy was so snippy at the company's much-trumpeted clustering software launch in Santa Clara, Calif., last week. After the official presentation, McNealy entered the media and analyst Q&A session unshaven, clad in his signature blue jeans and sports coat."

"When asked by a reporter why Sun's new clustering software was restricted to Solaris and not available on Linux, McNealy's aggravation seemed to peak. "You people just don't get it, do you? All Linux applications run on Solaris, which is our implementation of Linux. Now ask the question again," said the usually jovial Java giant. "Funny," thought His Hirsute ness, "everyone else seems to think Unix and Linux are separate platforms."

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