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SJ Mercury: Conference, buzz put Linux in the spotlight

Feb 28, 1999, 14:25 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Gillmor)

Thanks to Marty for this link.

"In the nuclear world, critical mass is a prerequisite to a chain reaction and the release of vast energy. In the technology firmament, it's a key to releasing almost limitless brain power."

"For proof of the latter, consider the rise of the Linux computer operating system, which will be on hyper-display at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose this week. Amid announcements, product launches and a rare kind of buzz, Linux will bask in the center of a remarkable, robust and growing ecosystem."

"Times change. More and more software is being written or revised to run on Linux. Some of the biggest technology players are offering support. Choices are emerging in markets that not so long ago seemed headed down a Windows-dominated path."

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