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"Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik summed up the feeling of most
enterprise Linux vendors this week when asked to describe the
current state of the sector.
"'I scoff at the idea that the software is dead,' Szulik said
during his keynote to LinuxWorld attendees here. 'One year from
now, when we look back and note that we are looking at a different
venue for Linux. We are seeing different forms of security. We are
seeing 32-node and 64-node clustering. We are now starting to see a
Linux operating system that can run on nine different architectures
and manage thousands of machines.'
"Szulik's sentiments ring true for the Raleigh, N.C.-based Linux
vendor and a random sampling of its rivals. The enterprise Linux
space is not dealing with the same issues: the 2.6 kernel is
coming, and integration is imminent; acquisitions--or rumors of
acquisitions--barely register; even the fear of lawsuits from SCO
Group seems to have subsided..."