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3/2/2005
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Thomas Claburn
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Symantec & Veritas

Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.

Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux."With Linux coming along, it almost guarantees the world will be more heterogenous [in terms of IT]," Bloom said.

"Given the cost of running Linux on Intel, more and more companies are going to move to Linux over time," Thompson said.

Is that foresight or the realization that the door may be closing on the Windows market, now that Microsoft has made its security plans known?

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