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InternetWeek: Sun: Linux Users Don't Actually Want Linux

Jun 11, 2003, 17:30 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

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"Linux users are actually not primarily looking for Linux, but rather for the benefits of Unix on Intel, a senior Sun executive said.

"'Why do we think enthusiasm for Linux exists in the first place?' said Robert Youngjohns, executive vice president for global sales operations for Sun, speaking at the Bear Stearns 14th Annual Technology Conference here on Tuesday. 'The enthusiasm isn't about Linux, it's about access to Intel and the ability to run Unix on what seems to be a cheaper platform.'

"But, while the platform is cheaper, Linux brings with it its own costs, including fragmentation of the operating system into multiple distributions, and cost of supporting the systems, Youngjohns said..."

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