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AFR: Linux moves into the mainstream

Mar 06, 2000, 21:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mandy Bryan)

"Companies could no longer afford to dismiss Linux as a marginal operating system, industry analyst IDC Australia said yesterday ahead of a major conference in Sydney today and tomorrow..."

"The Linux Open Source Expo and Conference at Sydney's Darling Harbour will seek to draw on growing enthusiasm for the free open-source operating system written by Finnish developer Mr Linus Torvalds in 1991..."

"Linux is no longer coming from the left field where companies can ignore it and hope to catch up later," he said. "Enlightened IT managers are encouraging their people to tinker with it."

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