Question: Microsoft spokespeople — and some analysts as well — have stated that integration is a problem in a Linux environment. Is that true? What's the Linux integration story?
Ungashick: The Linux integration story is about something that's never been achieved before on such a grand scale. It is the first time that you have vendors from across the IT spectrum working together to ensure interoperability across hardware systems, application systems, security systems and so on. Linux is actually inherently designed for interoperability. You have major vendors like Novell, Red Hat, IBM, Nokia, Fujitsu, HP — and hundreds of developers around the globe — working together to make sure that all of the different components work well together.
July 22, 2005