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Jan 27, 2004, 22:15 (7 Talkback[s])
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"In this interview, Wim Coekaerts -- principal, Oracle Linux Kernel Group Corporate Architecture -- explains why the software giant is turning its attention to the Linux desktop. He also looks back at Linux's success in 2003.

"Besides the backing of major vendors like Oracle, what was the primary factor that drove the upswing in enterprise Linux migrations last year?

"Wim Coekaerts: Last year was just amazing [because] the Linux adoption rate increased so dramatically. In the middle of the year, companies were more, well, daring, because they were forced to be. They really had financial issues and still had to get their IT infrastructure up to date. They realized that with Linux they could buy enough hardware at a reasonably low price and get the performance needs met, too..."

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