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siliconvalley.internet.com: McNealy Warns Against Linux Sticker Shock

May 09, 2003, 15:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erin Joyce)

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"The chief executive of Sun Microsystems Tuesday said Linux's destiny is to dominate the PC, but defended his company's go-it-slow support of the open source operating system on its servers and systems.

"'We think the big winner with Linux will be on the desktop,' said Scott McNealy during a Q&A session at Forrester Research's technology and finance conference here.

"'Should we have done Linux (for) Solaris two years ago? Guilty,' McNealy said, referring to the company's Solaris proprietary operating system that has a huge installed base in the financial services industry. But Sun now gives the technology world both: proprietary systems that come with Sun's support, scalability and reliability, and servers that run on Linux..."

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