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Dallas Morning News: Computer whiz spearheads revolutionary software project

Mar 01, 1999, 08:14 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendan M. Case)

"Free alternative could help developing nations close technology gap"

"By day, Miguel de Icaza runs a computer network at a Mexico City research institute, scooting around his office among three black-and-white computer monitors and typing faster than most people can think."

"By night, the 25-year-old coordinates a global software project so revolutionary that it has raised concerns among giants such as Microsoft Corp"

"The GNOME project that he is working on aims to do for the powerful Linux operating system what Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office did for DOS: turn complex computing tools into easy-to-use programs that people need and want - but for free."

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