CNET News.com: Dell pokes at Compaq, elegizes WebPC [& comments on Linux]

“With all the hype about Linux–the free, open-source version of
Unix–Dell took a moment to address his company’s position on the
operating system. “We’re quite optimistic about the future of
Linux,” he said.”

“But Dell emphasized that Windows 2000 dominates server
sales. Linux plays an important role, though, in competing with
“proprietary Unix systems, particularly Sun Solaris,”

“As the non-Sun parts of the industry all line up behind Linux,
there’s more and more applications, system management tools, etc.
that suggest it will be a great alternative to Solaris,” he

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