searchEnterpriseLinux.com: MCL's Kohari: Linux a threat to all enterprise operating systemsFeb 14, 2001, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
"Anyone who still doubts Linux's credibility as an important platform for enterprises is stuck in the last century, says Moiz Kohari, president and chief executive officer of Mission Critical Linux Inc., Lowell, Mass. Even the CEO of Linux nemesis Microsoft Corp. admits that Linux is a competitive threat to its Windows operating systems. Other enterprise operating systems are feeling Linux's heat, too. "Linux is a threat to any enterprise OS out there," Kohari says. In its choice of name alone, Mission Critical Linux proclaims Linux for the enterprise is a given. And those who complain about the lack in enterprise-strength applications or support for Linux are dating themselves. That is old news, too, says Kohari. He is in a position to know, as his company's Convolo Clusters and managed services technologies have helped knock down some of the barriers that once blocked Linux's entry into the enterprise. He touts Linux's strengths as an enterprise OS, while warning the Linux community to keep its guard up with Microsoft Corp., in this question and answer interview."
"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Linux is a threat to Windows. Do you agree?"