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CNET News.com: Caldera CEO says Unix buy will help Linux adoption

Aug 17, 2000, 12:38 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The acquisition of Santa Cruz Operations' Unix software and services will help Caldera address weaknesses that have kept Linux from mainstream use, Caldera chief executive Ransom Love said today."

"The acquisition, announced two weeks ago, gives Caldera the ability to provide global sales, support and customization services; an operating system that will work on heavy-duty servers; and strong partnerships with software companies, Love said in a keynote address today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo."

"In many areas, we are not even close to crossing the chasm" and making Linux a mainstream operating system accepted by corporate information technology managers, Love said. Linux has a foothold in general-purpose servers and will expand to dominate special-purpose server appliances, Love predicted."

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