15 April 2006

Microsoft cannot withstand Linux pyramid: philosopher

iTWire - IT News Australia, Telecommunication News, IT JOBS - Microsoft cannot withstand Linux pyramid: philosopher Girardet: "Twelve years ago, Andreas Girardet, a Masters graduate in philosophy and logic from Berlin University caught the twin internet and Linux bugs. Today Girardet, whose official title at Suse Linux vendor Novell is Linux Evangelist, says logic dictates that Microsoft will not be able to withstand the onslaught of Linux.
Girardet, who once founded a Linux distribution called Yoper, says the buzz around Linux in the enterprises he visits with Novell sales teams is unmistakeable. His role is to explain the ins and outs of Linux to senior IT executives and he says that acceptance and knowledge of Linux has grown in quantum leaps in the past two years.

“In the last two years I have seen it go from, ‘well let’s look at what Linux is’ to ‘OK let’s do it’. Now everyone knows about it. I have not been to a single sales talk recently, where we have had no success. We literally can’t keep up with the demand,” says Girardet."

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