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ZDNet: Sun's Schwartz Living a Linux Nightmare

Sep 08, 2004, 00:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"Judging by his latest blog entry, Sun COO and president Jonathan Schwartz has something new to keep him up at night--the growing perception that Solaris x86 is anti-Linux--anti-GNU/Linux, to be specific. Using some examples (including a recent News.com story), Schwartz fingers the press for fueling the alleged misperception.

"However, Schwartz can share the blame. Even though the content of an older rant suggests otherwise, it's easy for someone to get the wrong idea from the blog's headline--'Competing Against a Social Movement.' Though he subtly slips it in, Schwartz's choice of renderings (the Richard Stallman/Free Software Foundation-preferred 'GNU/Linux" vs. just "Linux') is the lynchpin to his point: a perception of Solaris x86 as enemy to Red Hat is OK, but a perception of it as enemy to the Linux community is not..."

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