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The Register: NEC exec disses Linux

Dec 19, 2000, 15:56 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"NEC senior VP Kazuhiko Kobayashi didn't win himself any friends in the open source community when he recently claimed that, to all intents and purposes, Linux hasn't a hope of catching up with Windows in key corporate-oriented applications."

"Linux servers have become the focus of attention in the market, but they can't enter the arena of applications servers, database servers and others, where the Windows OS is playing a key role," he said, according to a Nikkei newswire report."

"In fact, Kobayashi's comments perhaps aren't as negative as they might at first seem. They're actually a call for a greater level of standardisation in the Linux arena - not so very far from the concerns expressed by those observers who fear the Unix-like fragmentation of Linux."

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