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VNU Net: Comdex/Spring: Linus Torvalds analyses success of Linux

Apr 20, 1999, 08:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, effortlessly upstaged Bill Gates on the opening day of Comdex/Spring in Chicago yesterday."

"Torvald's speech was not listed as one of the four official keynotes, which included Bill Gates, SGI chairman Rick Belluzzo and Cybercash's William Melton. And he was relegated to a much smaller auditorium, an odd snub to the man at the centre of arguably the biggest shift in the IT landscape this year: the meteoric rise of Linux and of the Open Source software model."

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