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Christian Science Monitor: Everyone owns it. No one controls it.

Apr 30, 1999, 00:05 (4 Talkback[s])

"Upstart Linux's open code is challenging Microsoft's domination of computer software."

"If Hollywood ever made a movie about software, even the most gifted scriptwriter wouldn't dream up the real-world battle now taking place behind your computer screen.

"It involves the world's richest man, a band of idealistic computer programmers led by a former Finnish college student, and crazy ideas about software freedom and democracy that threaten the rich man's empire. If it succeeds, the movement would change the way future software gets written. It could also give computer users better programs, cheaper pricing, and a lot more choice over what runs inside their machines..."

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