May 29, 2002

Sun's Zander questions if Linux is mission critical

eWeek has a Q&A with Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer and President Ed Zander. Asked about Sun's "too little, too late" Linux strategy, here's what he said" "Too little too late for Linux, and yet Linux has achieved no market share in the industry. The whole Linux market is a couple of hundred million dollars. I find it really amazing as we're in the first chapter of Linux, if it ever has a full book, and it remains to be seen whether Linux will scale into the mission-critical enterprise area. I think Linux is a great operating system at the expense of Windows NT. I think most of the wins are replacements for NT systems [that are] full of viruses, that need reboots, cost too much and are too hard to administer."
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