PlanetIT: Ockman: Linux Still Rules Servers

Linux may be temporarily down, but it’s far from

“That was the defiant message from Sam Ockman, CEO of Linux
server company Penguin Computing, speaking at NetWorld+Interop 2000
here. The talk came just a day after another seller of Linux-based
computers, VA Linux Systems Inc. (stock: LNUX), issued a warning of
sharply reduced earnings.”

“In a keynote speech pointedly directed at the Linux community’s
archrival Microsoft (stock: MSFT), he said: “If people make the
right networking and infrastructure choices such as Linux and
open-source [software], they’ll be far better off in the future and
won’t have to replace anything.”

“Ockman, who began his impassioned speech beneath a huge
illustration of the Linux penguin mascot declaring “Mr. Gates, I’ll
be your server today,” set Linux head-to-head with Microsoft,
Redmond, Wash., and perhaps unsurprisingly found the giant

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