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NEWS.COM: Netscape leans on Linux

Sep 29, 1998, 21:56 (0 Talkback[s])

Demand for software based on the Linux operating system has mushroomed in the last year and will quickly overtake all other versions of Unix--combined, said Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen in an interview today. "Soon Linux will be bigger than all Unix combined. The stage is set for broader-based use," Andreessen predicted. Andreessen believes Linux will be the first operating system to support Intel's Merced chip, and he believes Intel's investment in Linux is an important indicator of its strategic direction.

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