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Computerworld: Sun Stands Aside in Rush to Linux

Feb 12, 2003, 19:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan)

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"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 data-center yet.

"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...'"

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