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CNET News.com: Is AOL considering a Linux move?

Apr 21, 1999, 16:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"A year ago, the company largely functioned as a consumer Internet service provider. But its market muscle has grown considerably since then."

"The company's acquisition of Netscape and the resulting software deals with Java developer Sun Microsystems have transformed the company into the potential to become a desktop power broker. By virtue of the Netscape acquisition, for instance, AOL has inherited an equity stake in Red Hat, the biggest Linux vendor and a company that has received investments from computing powerhouses Intel, Oracle, and IBM, among others."

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"The results of these investments and programs is impossible to gauge at the present."

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