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Fairfax IT: Linux doesn't work, SuSE chief admits

Feb 08, 2001, 15:14 (59 Talkback[s])

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"Linux distributor SuSE sent a ripple through the open source community today, not so much for laying off three-quarters of its US staff, but with the admission from the company's chief that Linux as a business does not work."

"The report says Wiegand said that Linux as a business was not working out, and that Linux was a "victim of hype and irrational expectations".

"Customers have effectively been duped into believing that they would be getting something for nothing when, in fact, they would just be paying for it differently," the report says."

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