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NewsForge: Welcoming EDS to the World of Linux

Mar 23, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

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"EDS, the giant computer services company, apparently doesn't like Linux much right now. EDS vice president of Global Alliances Robb Rasmussen recently told ZDNet Australia, 'From a corporate perspective, we are not confident where Linux is right now today. A large enterprise needs to be sure because it relates to securifying [sic] the environment. We see some of the same things occurring that did to Unix--it could splinter into many different types of languages. We are quite cautious about Linux and its deployment.' Uh huh. But companies that issue anti-Linux statements like this often end up embracing Linux before long. That's why I want to extend a welcoming hand to EDS instead of getting upset over that egregious statement..."

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