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Fairfax IT: Gates ruling the bluff zone

“It’s hard to see Linux taking over Microsoft.” — Rick
Echevarria, director of Internet marketing in the Intel Enterprise
Server Group

“… Echevarria… was involved in Intel’s decision to invest in
Linux distributor, Red Hat, last September.”

“For Intel, it is all dollars and cents… they would be just as
happy with a Linux-Intel or Lintel dominant platform – so long as
it is Intel architecture that underlies the applications and OS
layers.”

“Intel wins by ensuring people can deploy whatever they want on
a common hardware platform,” Echevarria said.”

“He said the company’s internal tracking found most ISPs used
Linux or other Free Unix variants. It also found the market for
Linux-related Internet products was expanding rapidly.”

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