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PLCOM: Free software will be the high-tech story to watch in 1999

Dec 30, 1998, 09:41 (1 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft facing a new opponent in the open-source movement: `Wave of the future'"

"Microsoft Corp. faced an unexpectedly tough opponent in 1998 in the form of the U.S. Department of Justice, but in 1999 the software giant is likely to contend with an even more potent force: the free-software movement also known as open source."

"A growing number of industry leaders...are embracing the radical notion that giving away software"

"`You're talking about early-stage products,' said Mr. Zorfass. `Let's see if these products hold together in the second, third and fourth generations.'"

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