"Unlike its rivals, which have been pushing Linux aggressively
across their entire product lines, Sun executives see Linux largely
as a lower-end phenomenon that is not quite ready for the
"Industry analysts and others who suggest otherwise are plain
wrong, Sun CEO Scott McNealy said at a news conference in San
Francisco yesterday at which the company unveiled a flurry of new
products and services.
"'They just don't get it. That's all right, they haven't for 21
years,' McNealy said. 'Right now, HP and IBM are reading the
analyst reports and saying Linux is going to happen and they're
abandoning their Unix customers...'"