The Register: NEC exec disses Linux

“NEC senior VP Kazuhiko Kobayashi didn’t win himself any friends
in the open source community when he recently claimed that, to all
intents and purposes, Linux hasn’t a hope of catching up with
Windows in key corporate-oriented applications.”

“Linux servers have become the focus of attention in the market,
but they can’t enter the arena of applications servers, database
servers and others, where the Windows OS is playing a key role,” he
said, according to a Nikkei newswire report.”

“In fact, Kobayashi’s comments perhaps aren’t as negative as
they might at first seem. They’re actually a call for a greater
level of standardisation in the Linux arena – not so very far from
the concerns expressed by those observers who fear the Unix-like
fragmentation of Linux.”


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