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Sunday Times: Linux wins backing of computing giants

Mar 29, 1999, 21:32 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Hewson)

"THERE were a lot of stuffed penguins in Hannover this month. The event was that gigantic European techfest, Cebit, and the penguins were the logo of Linux, the operating system (OS) that will one day, if you believe some of the hype, reduce Bill Gates to panhandling outside Seattle's Space Needle."

"Linux has now been given the seal of approval from Intel, IBM and Dell, among others. If it starts to win a significant share of the desktop market - not the server scene where its growth is currently most apparent - I would not be surprised to see Microsoft port Office over to penguin power."

"So let us pause for a reality check. Is the world really changing that quickly? Is Windows really doomed?"

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