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InfoWorld: SAS being ported to Linux

“Inspired by its growing acceptance among leading industry
players as well as its business partners, the SAS Institute
announced Tuesday it will port its flagship data-warehousing and
decision-support product over to Linux.”

“Company officials Tuesday said they will ship a production
version of SAS software for Red Hat Linux on Intel hardware by the
end of the year. They added, however, that they also will deliver
versions of the product for all of the distributions by the major
Linux suppliers including Caldera, SuSE, TurboLinux, and
Corel….”

Priding itself on diversity of its cross-platform
strategies, SAS also sees the move to Linux as a necessary one if
it is to remain competitive in an increasingly Internet-based world
where a raft of different enterprise-level platforms continue to
flourish.


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