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ZDNN: Comdex Spring: Linux - OS in search of standards

Apr 21, 1999, 09:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Linux bigwigs predicted Tuesday that the alternative operating system would hit the desktop and embedded systems markets soon, but lamented that a lack of standards was keeping some applications developers from adopting the platform."

"CEOs and founders of some of the largest Linux companies crammed into a tiny room holding only 100 at Spring Comdex to talk about Linux' future. But they soon moved to a much larger hall to accommodate the 250 or so people who showed up. Many attendees were Linux supporters who were trying to sell the OS to their superiors within their own companies."

"Meanwhile, Linux leaders such as Red Hat Inc. CEO Bob Young, Caldera CEO Ransom Love and VA Research CEO Larry Augustin congratulated themselves on Linux' success. "It's pretty clear that Linux will pass NT this year and become the No. 1 server OS," Augustin predicted, speaking as Microsoft employees were touting the future of the competing Windows 2000 next door."

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