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TechWeb: Games Are Key To Free OS, Says Red Hat CEO

May 20, 1999, 19:07 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Krochmal)

"Computer games designed for the Linux operating system are important in spurring the growth of the free-software industry, said the CEO of a leading Linux vendor.

"Games demonstrate the power of the operating system," said Robert Young, the chairman of privately held Red Hat Software, at the Linux Expo trade show here in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday.

"There are an estimated 10 million to 17 million Linux users. Loki Entertainment, based in Tustin, Calif., has just announced it has ported the new Civilization game to the Linux system.

"For Young, the CEO of the 4-year-old company, the growth engine for Linux is a 13-year-old boy playing networked Doom over the Internet."

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